Classical Music Workshops  

It's Romantic Isn't it?

The late 18th century established a fabulous set of rules and procedures for European music that every- one seemed happy with. It didn’t matter where you lived, what language you spoke, or what religion you believed in, composers wrote in the cosmopolitan Austro/German style. It was a time when music respected the proper manners and good taste of the aristocracy and the rising middle class. It was a grand old time until...the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the rise of that pesky middle class who were now demanding much more than they were entitled to! All of this social unrest was the beginning of what we now call Romanticism. Composers didn’t want to write about forms and structures, they wanted to express their own personal feelings. Come and explore the lives and music of composers like Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Berlioz, and Mendelssohn. In addition to exploring the music of this traumatized time we will also take a cursory look at its art and literature. Not for the timid! 

Jonathan Palevsky, a native Montrealer, left La Belle Province in 1977 to do his undergraduate studies in Music History at Carleton University in Ottawa.  In 1982 he moved to Baltimore to do his Masters in Guitar Performance at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory.  Graduating from Peabody in 1986  he began working at WBJC-FM first as a classical music announcer, then as Program Director and now as Interim General Manager.  In addition to his radio duties Mr. Palevsky frequently lectures on music and related subjects at both Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities. 

Dates: Wednesdays  March 2nd  – March 26th     4 weeks

Time: 2:00-3:00