IDYLLWILD LIBRARY Cleopatra's Rumba

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Eastern Influences in Western Music with Diane Mitchell

Humans have always been drawn to the "exotic other," across the river or on the other side of the globe.  Where armies and explorers went, musicians and other artists is also went, and those who made it back to the West often brought wondrous stories and songs home with them. 

Since ancient times, the West has been "borrowing" Eastern musical ideas.  These musical "Exotic Accents" are familiar to many from Mozart's Rondo all Turk and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.  the 6-week course will follow these musical journeys from Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Austria, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Americas, with musical examples ranging from Telemann to Ellington, from Schubert to Brubeck.  Each class will be supplemented by audio and video examples, and by suggestions for further exploration.

Join Diane Mitchell as she takes us on a journey following the music from the East to the West. She has presented lectures on opera and music for people 50 years and over for the past seven years through the OSHER Life Long Learning Institute of UCR's Extension Office.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.


Event Type(s): Friends of the Library Event, Adult program, Cultural Program
Age Group(s): Adult

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