More Love Affairs

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More Love Affairs

<p>Classical music has always been the domain of real-life lovers. In a previous course, we considered a number of composers and performers whose relationships brought joy and sorrow. The same can

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Classical music has always been the domain of real-life lovers. In a previous course, we considered a number of composers and performers whose relationships brought joy and sorrow. The same can be said of this course which starts with the heart-ache of Franz Schubert, traverses the complicated relationships of Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin, the social scandal of Claude Debussy and Emma Bardac, and incorporates stories of happy couples. Their destinies span the 19th and 20th centuries and the world from Norway to Australia, home to Eileen Joyce and Hephzibah Menuhin. Performers and composers both delight us with their music.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Therese Grob and Franz Schubert – a thwarted love affair. Works by Schubert.
  • Marie d’Agoult and Franz Liszt – the writer and the musician. Music of Liszt.
  • Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin – a very complicated relationship, Chopin being one of Sand’s many liasons. Sand’s books and Chopin’s music.
  • Emma Bardac and Claude Debussy – a relationship which scandalised society. Piano and orchestral works of Debussy.
  • Nina and Edvard Greig – happily married, singer and composer. Selected works of Edvard.
  • Eileen Joyce and Christopher Mann – the pianist and film magnate. Hephzibah Menuhin and Nicholas Lindsay - gifted pianist and man of the land. Recordings of Eileen at the piano: DVD of Yehudi and Hephzibah.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recall four works written under the influence of the beloved.
  2. Discuss the roles women played in the lives of the composers.
  3. Discuss the life of Hephzibah Menuhin.