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SPECIAL LECTURES at 92Y 

Since 2013

(110 minutes in length)

 

Introducing Bach, Part I: Preludes and Fugues (2013)

Introducing Bach, Part II: Suites and Partitas (2013)

The New Tango of Astor Piazzola (2013)

W. S. Gilbert, The First Lyricist (2013)

Kern and Hammerstein's Showboat (2013) 

Music for Shakespeare: Mendelssohn, Ellington, Rosen (2013)

Felix Mendelssohn: The Romantic Classicist and the String Quartet (2014) 

Mozart: Chamber Composer to the Emperor (2014)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (2014)

West Side Story (2014)

The Fred Astaire Songbook (2014)

Robert Schumann, 1830's Modernist: Carnaval (2014)

Beethoven: The “Hammerklavier” Piano Sonata (2015)

Leonard Bernstein & Jerome Robbins: On the Town and Fancy Free (2015)

Leonard Bernstein: Candide (2015)

Ellington Uptown: Harlem and Beyond (2015)

The Genius of Louis Armstrong (2015) 

Jelly Roll Morton and the New Orleans Style (2015)

Introducing Charles Ives (2015)

 

2015 - 2016 GERSHWIN LECTURE SERIES

1. Gershwin at the Piano 

2. The Story of Rhapsody in Blue 

3. Concerto in F 

4. An American in Paris

5. Hollywood and Havana (The Second Rhapsody and Cuban Overture)

6. The Political Operettas: Strike Up the Band; Of Thee I Sing; Let 'Em Eat Cake

7. Porgy and Bess

8. Last Songs: Hollywood, 1936 - 37

 

Beethoven and the Sonata as Fantasia (2016): Op. 27, Nos. 1 & 2

Haydn and the String Quartet (2016): Op. 33, No. 2, "The Joke"

The Genius of Miles Davis (2016)

Harold Arlen and the Blues (2016)

Stride: The Great Harlem Pianists (2016)

Take the "A" Train: Billy Strayhorn at 100 (2016)

 

2016 COPLAND LECTURE SERIES

1. Aaron Copland and the Jazz Age

2. Aaron Copland and the Great Depression

3. Aaron Copland and the Sound of America

4. Aaron Copland at the Pinnacle: Appalachian Spring

 

Introducing J. S. Bach: The Two-Part Inventions (2016)

Mozart at the Keyboard (2016)

Harold Arlen: The Early Years -- from Harlem to Hollywood (2017)

Mussorgsky and Pictures at an Exhibition (2017)

Cole Porter: Easy to Love (2017)

Beethoven's Grosse Fuge (2017)

Bach's Cello Suites: An Introduction (2017)

Lerner & Loewe: The Making of My Fair Lady (2017)

Frank Loesser: Heart and Soul (2017)

 

2017 ELLINGTON LECTURE SERIES

1. Introducing Ellington: The 1920's

2. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing: Ellington in the 1930's

3. Making Ellington Masterpieces

4. Ellington, Black, Brown and Beige: Composing for the Concert Hall

5. Ellington and Shakespeare: Such Sweet Thunder

6. Ellington, The Queen and Tchaikovsky (The Queen's Suite and Nutcracker Suite)

7. Ellington and the Far East 

 

2017-2018 Bernstein Lecture Series

1. Beginnings: Two Ballets

2. Bernstein on Conducting

 3. Leonard Bernstein & Elia Kazan: Music for On the Waterfront