Introduction to Russian Classical Music
Osher (50+). This course is an overview of Russian classical music.
About this course:An overview of Russian classical music, from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century through the present day. Besides familiarizing North American audience with the shared Western European traditions and specificities of Russian musical culture, this course goes beyond the foundational conception of what Russian culture is through the study of classical music. We additionally consider critical texts by Russian authors on topics of nationalism, politics of identity, and pedagogy and aesthetics as a way of gaining some understanding of the cultural values and worldviews of Russians. More specifically, the course covers lives and works of Michail Glinka, Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky, Mily Balakirev, Aleksandr Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Sergey Taneyev, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Miaskovsky, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina, Edison Denisov, Igor Kefalidis, and others.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.