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Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas

Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas

This video was recorded at YALE MUSI 112 - Listening to Music with Professor Craig Wright. 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. Reading assignment: Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, chapters 15-20


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