• Bach Ascending/Beethoven Launched, 1710–1800

    Encounter I: Bach Ascending/Beethoven Launched, 1710–1800

    Through such luminaries as Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach, the early eighteenth century saw the creation of music of unprecedented splendor and complexity. By the century’s end, a new vanguard of composers—Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—had ...

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  • Schubert’s <em>Winterreise</em> and Classical Twilight, 1820–1830

    Encounter II: Schubert’s Winterreise and Classical Twilight, 1820–1830

    Winterreise, composed over roughly the final year and a half of Schubert’s life, not only stands as the crowning achievement of the composer’s oeuvre of lieder, it ranks among the greatest triumphs of the Western canon ...

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  • Romantic Revolution/Moscow to Montmartre, 1840–1900

    Encounter III: Romantic Revolution/Moscow to Montmartre, 1840–1900

    Celebrated scholar and Mendelssohn biographer R. Larry Todd makes his eagerly anticipated return to Music@Menlo to lead this summer’s third Encounter, examining two fertile decades of European chamber music—the 1840s and 1890s. He will ...

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  • The Roaring Twenties/Music at the Millennium, 1920–2000

    Encounter IV: The Roaring Twenties/Music at the Millennium, 1920–2000

    The first commercial radio appeared in 1920, and by 1929 there were twelve million families tuning in daily and going to the movies weekly. Some one hundred million phonograph records were sold in 1927, ...

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