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Music in Life

Human Cycles

Stabile Building

Jan 28, 2:00pm
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Music in Life:
Human Cycles

Frank Cooper's Music in Life
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

January 28: Human Cycles
Music provides a unique measure of our lives. Behold music’s portrayals of birth, youth, love, maturity, death and rebirth.

This lecture is part of Frank Cooper's Music in Life series, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s observation, “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

These presentations will examine the idea of music during history’s most prominent eras. We will calculate music’s intrinsic value to human experience — its often lauded and sometimes criticized ability to effect emotion via rhythm, melody, harmony and form. As the servant of humanity’s needs — sacred, national, civic, domestic and occupational — music provides more than entertainment.  So powerful is music to life that its study helps us to understand ourselves.

Our cast of characters includes: Aristotle, Augustine, Bach, Beethoven, Borge, Castiglione, Chopin, Cleese, Fitzgerald, Gaga, Galen, Handel, Hippocrates, Jefferson, John Paul II, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Picasso, Plato, Presley, Rachmaninoff, Shakespeare, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Tinctoris, Twining, Verdi, Weber, Wagner, Zarlino and more!

Frank Cooper

Frank Cooper

Award-winning musicologist Frank Cooper's extensive career includes work as a teacher, pianist, lecturer, writer and founder of the Festival of Neglected Romantic Music.


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