Spain: the History & the Music
A LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF SPANISH MUSIC IN IT'S HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Nine hours of lecture and musical examples covering Spain's earliest history through to modern times
An understanding of the cultural cross-currents in Iberian history is essential to a proper appreciation of Spanish
musical forms and style. For this reason, the history of the Iberian peninsula emphasizes the many different cultural elements
that have influenced the peninsula and it's music.
Historical periods include: 1) from Ancient times to the Visigoths and the dawn of the Middle Ages; 2) The Visigoths to 1492...and Muslim Spain (712-1492); 3) The Golden Age - Ferdinand & Isabella and post-Muslim Spain; and 4) The Modern Age
VOCAL music is the principle focus of the lecture, but other important areas of musical development are also briefly discussed, principally: the organ, the guitar and flamenco.
The Ring of Words
...a brief insightful lecture on the background of each poet...
Some of the finest poets and the finest composers combine to create an unusual program of poetry and song.