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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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Spheres of the Heavens, Medieval Music History

Medieval Music History Part II

Medieval Music Lecture given on May 15th 2012 discusses the “Spheres of the Heavens”. A Note on the Video: The textbook used in this course is “A History of Western Music” published by W. W. Norton but, since Professor Linton believes that students can read, the lectures don’t cover material presented in the book. Instead, […]

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Charlemagne

Medieval Music History Part I

Medieval Music Lecture given on May 14th 2012 discussing the importance of Charlemagne and the singing of chants. A Note on the Video: The textbook used in this course is “A History of Western Music” published by W. W. Norton but, since Professor Linton believes that students can read, the lectures don’t cover material presented in […]

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