R118 Fall 2019 Enjoying Classical Music
Mondays, 11:50–1:15, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4 (every second week)
Instructor: Kosmo Tatalias
Watching musicians performing classical works brings greater enjoyment and understanding of the music than simply listening to audio recordings. Video performances also help a listener to remain engaged and to maintain focus. We will sample the many facets of classical music by watching YouTube’s carefully curated performances of symphonic, chamber, piano, and opera as well as other types of vocal music. Links to the entire performances of works too long to hear in class will be provided.
Kosmo Tatalias is a retired computer scientist and PhD mathematician with a deep, lifelong interest in classical music, especially piano, chamber music, and opera. He hopes to share with you his love of the classical repertoire and his curiosity about variations in performance styles.