College Of Arts and Sciences | Clocks, Cars, and Composers
S103 | 0139 | Hawkes, C.
What effect did the invention of photography have on musicians?
...the light bulb? ...an accurate clock? What difference did it
make whether they were living in a monarchy or a democracy or a
dictatorship? Did it matter how big they thought the Earth was?
...whether they knew how their internal organs worked? ...whether
they lived with paved roads or railroads or airplanes? Would
Beethoven have been so great if he'd had a nicer apartment?
The goal of this course is to come away with a "story" of what was
happening in the world at large that had an impact on the kind
of music people composed. Non-musicians welcome. (Formerly
entitled "Changing Tunes: Musical Revolutions.")