Title How to Listen to and Understand Great Music (Complete Set/DVD) (The Great Courses Fine Art and Music)
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Dust Jacket
Publisher The Teaching Company 1998
1565855531 / 9781565855533
Seller ID AR0100001
Complete set. 12 DVD's in the original 6 cases with original course books present in each case. Some name stickers to cases. Intact and clean otherwise. DVDs in great condition. Total Run Time: approx. 2160 minutes (36 hours). The Greenberg series combines a history of Western civilization with a history of great music from ancient Greece to the 20th century. Greenberg's 48 lectures come alive with passion and knowledge. The course illustrates the interplay between societal change and innovation and offers a unique perspective on the acceleration of change wrought by the 20th century. Professor Greenberg's lectures show how musical creativity has provided, throughout the history of our civilization, a vibrant means of expression for grand spiritual, intellectual, political, social, and economic forces. Whether it's the profound influence of Lutheran spirituality on Bach or the effect of the French Revolution on Beethoven (to give just two examples), you'll see how such forces have swirled through the lives of music's creators and listeners in various historical epochs. You'll also grasp how these forces have stimulated the creation of musical masterpieces that are both transcendent works of art and compositions deeply rooted in their respective eras, telling us something central about the human condition in each one.