Seminars


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“THE TEMPERAMENT OF TEMPO” (date to be announced)

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars _______________________ The fascinating ways in which speed and timing affect music and its expression. . “THE TEMPERAMENT OF TEMPO” with Rollin Wilber, pianist ~~     ~~     ~~ Musical Program selections of work by Bach……………….                      Beethoven……………….. Chopin………………… […]


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WAR OF THE ROMANTICS Great composers of the mid-19th century face-off over “new” music’s direction; the causes and results are a fascinating study of responses to music. Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Clara & Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and seldom-heard others, huge in their time, are played and sung. MAZURKA! MORE OF […]


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June 8, 2014: “VISIONS IN MUSIC – Musical Impressionism II”

. FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars  – examining the potency of musical expression __________________ “VISIONS IN MUSIC” Guest violinist,    Megumu Kajino Hosted by    Rollin Wilber, pianist   Maurice Ravel’s music suffuses sound with imagination; Manuel DeFalla depicts passion with inventive energy. This seminar explores the particular qualities of musical impressionism found in these […]


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May 18, 2014: “CLASSICAL VARIATIONS ~ COMPOSED IMPROVISATIONS”

. FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars – examining the potency of musical expression . Classical music variations are a great in-road to fine listening. It is a way composers “discover” music themselves. Remember in the film, Amadeus, how right on the spot, Mozart made up variations on Salieri’s musical theme? A composer’s satisfying and perfected improvisation may […]


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April 13, 2014 – “THE ART OF THE SUBLIME: Music as the highest art form”

 FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars – examining the potency of musical expression with guest speaker, Ted Spaeth and Rollin Wilber, pianist The philosophy of the great and highly regarded 19th century German thinker, Arthur Schopenhauer, intersected with what he considered the highest art: music. He deemed music to be the purest form of art, a […]


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February 9, 2014 – “POETRY BEYOND WORDS: Russian verse in music”

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars A seminar devoted to exploring how Russian composers transform words of poets into musical ideas and feelings. Music is its own language; the success of its often powerful combination with prose and poetry requires an inspired musical imagination. Tatyana Rashkovsky, mezzo-soprano with Rollin Wilber, piano  “POETRY BEYOND WORDS: […]


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January 12, 2014 – “A LEGACY OF MUSICAL WEALTH”

  FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars   SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 from 2:30PM to 5:00PM A LEGACY OF MUSICAL WEALTH grows out of this artist’s realization of how fortunate he was. He had a lifetime of exposure to extraordinary people who imbued in him a great musical tradition taught at the highest levels. This […]


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December 1, 2013 – “MAZURKA! CHOPIN’S MUSICAL DIARY”

“MAZURKA! – CHOPIN’S MUSICAL DIARY” Beguiling sounds of Frederic Chopin offer insight and pleasure SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 – from 2:30PM to 5:00PM at Ivy Hall  Featuring a number of Frederic Chopin’s most intimate piano works, his idiosyncratic MAZURKAS. This unique compositional form, inspired by the folk music of Poland, became a link for his people […]


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November 3, 2013 – “INSIDE THE MUSICIAN’S WORLD II”

. <> <<>> . “INSIDE THE MUSICIAN’S WORLD: Tempests and Nocturnes” a continued introduction of the listening experience With Rollin Wilber, pianist  . This continues our listening journey into the realm of classical music, with the aim to guide us towards experiencing the exquisite sensibilities and emotions of our musical language. Featuring LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN’s […]


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June 9, 2013 – “BEYOND BOUNDARIES: MUSICAL THINKING & PABLO CASALS”

He was known during his professional career as Pablo Casals, a Catalan cellist and conductor. He is widely regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists and musicians of all time. This begins an on-going study/discussion of a most remarkable book on musical ideas. […]