Exploring Works of Unfamiliar Great Composers
This four-week course will introduce little-known great classical composers. Two sessions will introduce contemporary classical music of Australia. Composers have found their voice through music representing the Australian landscape and indigenous peoples. The third session will examine the personal histories of women composers from the 12th to mid-20th centuries. Women often faced personal and societal pressures to stay out of a domain defined by men. The final session will introduce the multifaceted career of contemporary American and Russian composer Lera Auerbach and curate examples of her talent in music, poetry, and art.