R108 Winter 2020 Enjoying Classical Music
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 27, Feb. 10
No Class Feb. 3
Instructor: Kosmo Tatalias
Watching musicians performing classical works brings greater enjoyment and understanding of the music than just listening to audio recordings. Video also helps one to remain engaged and to maintain better focus than audio alone. We will sample many facets of classical music—symphonic, chamber, piano, and opera—by watching videos carefully curated by the instructor for your enjoyment. The videos will be briefly introduced and your reactions to them solicited. Internet links to the pieces will be provided so that you can enjoy at home the entire performances of works that are too long to hear in their entirety in class.
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 curiosity about variations in performance styles.