“Beyond Brahms at the Piano: Listening to Modern Music”
John Milbauer, piano
UA Humanities Seminars
January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Steinway Artist and Professor John Milbauer will lead – from the piano bench – a sweeping tour of movements and compositional styles from the turn of the 20th century to the present, finding windows into understanding by linking newer composers with their better-known antecedents and by referencing visual arts, physics, literature, philosophy, dance and history. All of the “isms” will be discussed (Modernism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Abstraction, Folkism, Serialism, Neo-Classicism, Dadaism, Exoticism, Orientalism, Primitivism, Surrealism, Minimalism, Aleatoricism), and the focus in the classroom will be on listening with understanding by moving from the familiar to the remote each week.