Thomas Kelley is one of the world’s greatest teachers. Prove me wrong. Here is his lecture on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, courtesy of Harvard (where he teaches, among other things, music appreciation). And after you’ve watched this, of course for free, go and buy his book, “First Nights”. It’s marvelous.
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What does it mean to have a “liberal arts education”? How is it different from some other sort of education, and what might that kind of education be? Is a liberal arts education important and, if so, why aren’t we talking about it more? In the lecture that ends the first year of his freshman […]