Music of the 1920’s: The Anything Goes Decade

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

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$365 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 07, 7:15pm - Dec 16, 9:05pm (11 sessions)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
Btwn E 91st & 92nd Streets
New York, New York 10128
S556, 5th Fl, S Bldg
Price is for 11 Sessions. Schedule subject to change due to Holidays.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Louis Rosen

What you'll learn in this music class:

The decade of the 1920’s was a period of dazzling creativity in Europe and America.

“New” was the thing in music, literature, painting, poetry. Artists of all disciplines intermingled and influenced each other. Young composers and musicians took center stage: Les Six in Paris; Gershwin, Copland and Armstrong in America; Weill, Brecht and Hindemith in Berlin; Berg in Vienna, experimentalists such as Varese and Antheill; yet all came under the influence of the two dominant figures of the age, Stravinsky or Schoenberg. It was a period when highbrow and lowbrow collided, when “isms” competed for dominance: Neo-Classicism, Futurism, Surrealism, Da-daism, Nationalism, Serialism, and when the modernist aesthetic attitudes that prevailed throughout the 20th century were established. 

We will explore all of this and more, with one special aspect of this course being the occasional use of excerpts from a lecture series on this era that Aaron Copland made for Public Television in 1965. Copland was there right in the middle of it all, and his insights are particularly illuminating.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen 11 $365
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 14 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Oct 21 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Oct 28 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Nov 04 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Nov 11 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Nov 18 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Nov 25 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Dec 02 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Dec 09 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen
Mon, Dec 16 7:15pm - 9:05pm Louis Rosen

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