Talks on Western Classical Music
Tuesday, 13th – 6.00 pm
Stuart-Liff Collection Library
Friday, 16th – 4.00 pm
An NCPA Presentation
“Western classical music is heavy.”
“The music of Beethoven and Mozart is difficult to understand.”
There are several misconceptions about this rich tradition of music. But from the chords of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata which inspired the hit Beatles’ track ‘Because’ to countless films where snippets of classical compositions have heightened the joy, drama or pathos, we are surrounded by classical music. In a new series of talks, Dr. Cavas Bilimoria will take participants through musical concepts, the lives of composers and their famous works, sprinkled with examples of recorded music.
In the first talk, he will discuss what a concerto is. A widely used term, the evolution of this form of musical composition has been fascinating. Another talk on Sonata form will follow later this month. Please find the details in the following pages.