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Joffrey Ballet * The Rite of Spring

Joffrey Ballet & “Le Sacre du printemps”

Certainly no other piece of classical music has been written about as much as has Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” But since its premiere in May, 1913, Nijinsky’s choreography was almost immediately forgotten (or suppressed). But in 1987 the Joffrey Ballet presented a marvelous reconstruction, and their performance was broadcast on PBS. The tape of that original reconstruction has […]

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Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh

Private life of a Masterpiece BBC Documentary In 2012 van Gogh was granted a magnificent biography (and yes i mean MAGNIFICENT biography). Written by Steven Naifeh and  Greg Smith the almost 1,000 page biography roams from his early life in The Netherlands to his death in France. This biography is taxing on the reader not only because […]

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The Future of Music ~ Part IV

The Future of Music ~ Part IV

Professor Linton continues his lecture in Part IV with a look at music in three different places — Wheaton, Illinois, Vienna, Austria, and Bayreuth, Germany. This lecture was presented in April and September 2013 and was filmed live at MTSU. Professor Linton’s lecture contains copyrighted material, including portions of musical works and video, the use […]

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The Future of Music~ Part II

The Future of Music ~ Part III

Part III includes a discussion of the importance of the piano in American homes, lockouts and strikes, and the Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovlev. This lecture was presented in April and September 2013 and was filmed live at MTSU. Professor Linton’s lecture contains copyrighted material, including portions of musical works and video, the use of which […]

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