Tagged: music

Ricks mentioned in the NYTimes

Although “The Iliad” and Psalms were sung to the lyre, music and poetry are now separate in the minds of most literary arbiters. Yet the critic Christopher Ricks contends that Bob Dylan’s fine, surprising language establishes him as a poet, whatever his medium. Leonard Cohen, accepting the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in October, […]

Tomorrow: a lecture on the Beatles

Tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Professor John Platoff of Trinity College will deliver a lecture titled “The Beatles and the Rolling Stones Get Political: ‘Revolution’ and ‘Street Fighting Man’”, in Room B-36, School of Theology (745 Commonwealth Avenue). This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Karbank Fund; all members of the […]

We Beheld Once Again The Stars

Nicolas Porter (CAS ’14), a student in Prof. Kalt’s CC102 seminar, was part of the choir featured in the video above. Nicholas writes: The song is entitled “We Beheld Once Again The Stars,” by Z. Randall Stroope. It was performed by the 2009 Massachusetts All State Chorus in Boston’s Symphony Hall, which I was a […]

Remixing the Classics

Judson Cowan, Senior Art Director for Morrison Agency and self titled freelance musician offers many free albums on his website, one of which is a remix of the music from Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), which has often been studied in CC202.  His remix adds a more modern emphasis on […]

Analects of the Core: Mozart on inspiring situations

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose opera The Magic Flute will be examined in Prof. Roye Wates‘ lecture tomorrow afternoon for the students […]

A new book by Prof. Wates

Professor Roye Wates is a long-time guest lecturer in the Core Humanities, where she speaks to sophomores about the method and meaning of Mozart’s operas. Core students are not the only beneficiaries of her knowledge—she is frequently called upon to give pre-concert talks in the Boston area, and has lectured on various aspects of Mozart’s […]