The lecture will examine the musical soundscape of Paris when it was inhabited by the French realist painter Edgar Degas. In lieu of dividing Degas’ life primarily by periods of artistic style or subject matter, Nemeth will structure his talk around significant events of social or geopolitical conflict, and historical landmarks, that occurred during Degas’ lifetime. In doing so, the lecture will note the trends in compositional style, form, and instrumentation of those moments, illuminating the Parisian soundworlds within which Degas may have been a listener.
This lecture is part of the following series:
+ Morning Coffee & Conversation Lecture Series - click to see full series
+ Beyond the Art - click to see full series