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Course :  Listening to Music (MUSI 112)

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Listening to Music (MUSI 112) Mozart and the nature of his life and work make up the topic of this lecture. Professor Wright begins by discussing the basic ways in which classical music differs from Baroque music. He then launches an exploration of Mozart's life and compositional process, making use of Mozart's letters and compositional sketches to illustrate his points. The lecture culminates with a performance of select scenes from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, featuring guest singer Professor Richard Lalli. 00:00 - Chapter 1. From Baroque to Classical Music -- An Introduction 04:25 - Chapter 2. Glimpses of Mozart's Life in Letters 13:25 - Chapter 3. Musical Balance and Genius in Mozart's Compositional Sketches 34:20 - Chapter 4. Mozart's Don Giovanni and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2008.

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