In music, an Interval is the distance between two notes. Intervals are an intrinsic component of all Western music. They are a powerful force. Both melody and harmony are based at their most fundamental levels on Intervals. Melody is simply a series of intervals heard horizontally in music. Harmony is simply a series of intervals heard vertically in music.
The late 19th century was a time of great artistic experimentation in France. Painters such as Claude Monet and August Renoir were searching for new ways to capture the luminous haze of the changing light on natural scenes, while poets such as Charles Baudelaire and Paul Verlaine were seeking a more suggestive mode of expression in their free verse.
A similar spirit of innovation was found in the music of French composers Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and others. Their works, which emphasize atmosphere and suggestion, express ideals similar to those to which artists in these other artistic domains aspired.
What inspired the experimentation that marked this fascinating period, in music and beyond? What key characteristics unite the music of these composers, and in what ways does their music represent a departure from what came before?
This course will examine the artistic currents that led to what is now called Impressionist music (a term that was rejected by those to whom it was applied), including Impressionist painting and Symbolist poetry, and the principal composers and their most important masterworks.
Join us for an intimate and insightful evening with the BSM’s Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she presents a tour and discussion of our newest exhibition “The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe”. Gallery visit will be followed by wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
Tuesday January 30 | 6:30pm
Buy tickets online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets or by calling 416-979-7799 x 445
On Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm at Tartu College, Paul Lillakas will be giving a lecture on the topic of Secrets from the Test Kitchen: A Month in the Life of a Food Editor.
No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.
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With pianist/musicologist Jordan Klapman
From 1934’s The Continental to 1969’s Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, popular songs written specifically for film by Jewish songwriters have won virtually half of all of the Oscars awarded for Best Song of The Year. Hooray for Hollywood! Drop-in: $5 (includes refreshments).
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Guest speaker: Jack Newman
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Norman Lear. Mary Tyler Moore. Larry Gelbart.
Their social commentary sitcoms broke down cultural barriers and tackled controversial issues of the 1970s considered taboo by the networks including bigotry, war and
$5 (with refreshments)
"New Music, New Subjects: The Situation of a Creole"
George E. Lewis, Columbia University
Kenneth H. Peacock Lecturer
Room 130, 80 Queen’s Park
Leonard Cohen was one of the great literary and musical figures in Canadian history. From his affecting and skillful early poetry and novels to his stunning and enduring music, Cohen's work has captivated generations of fans across the country and around the world.
The birth of the movies coincided with one of the great periods of global upheaval and unrest. They were born in a heated political context, and they have carried the traces of that revolutionary impulse ever since. There's something about the medium that conveys hopes, ideals, anger and insurgence like no other art form, and to this day there's no clearer mirror into our collective political dreams, nightmares, fantasies and (yes, every now and then) reality.