Music and Art
Musical Paintbrush: Romanticism
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
Tom Cimarusti, Ph.D., Program Coordinator and Professor of Music History, Florida Gulf Coast University
Throughout music history, music and art have been often intertwined in ways that have created some of the greatest masterpieces in Western music. How have composers used art as inspiration? And how did such composers transform musical language in order to musically replicate artistic styles? Come enjoy a two-part lecture series as Cimarusti explores the works of artists and composers associated with Romanticism and Expressionism. These discussions will focus on how composers constructed new musical means in order to musically paint a particular artistic style.
This presentation is part of Tom Cimarusti's Music and Art series.
Image: Josef Danhauser (Austrian, 1805-1845). Franz Liszt Fantasizing at the Piano, 1840. Oil on panel, 46.8 x 65.7 in. National Museum in Berlin, National Gallery / Jörg P. Anders. On loan from the Federal Republic of Germany since 1967, F.V.42.
A native of Los Angeles, Tom Cimarusti received his Ph.D. at Florida State University and is currently a professor of music history at Florida Gulf Coast University. Although his primary research interests include 18th- and 19th-century Italian opera and song, chamber music and the music of communal utopias, he also lectures on world music and is an avid accordionist. He has presented his research at conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States. He is currently working on an edition of hymns associated with the late 19th-century religious cult, the Koreshan Unity. He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and excellence-in-teaching awards. In 2016, he founded the Center for Public Musicology, an organization that provides lectures, demonstrations and performances at venues throughout Southwest Florida. He lives in Naples with his wife, Christy, and two boys, Paul and Christopher.
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