Course Description

ONLINE: Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most famous figure in American classical music in the 20th century — a noted conductor, composer and educator. After the success of his score for Jerome Robbins' 1942 ballet "Fancy Free," they enlisted Betty Comden and Adolph Green to expand it into the full-length musical "On the Town." Bernstein followed this landmark work with "Wonderful Town" (1953), "Candide" (1956) and "West Side Story" (1957) — shows that continue to be performed around the world. This course will focus on the distinctive qualities of these four shows as well as Bernstein's "Mass" (1971). Students will become familiar with the librettos and scores of each show, and they will learn how these works are both "a part of" and "apart from" Bernstein's other compositions. The course is primarily lecture with video and audio clips, but there will be opportunities to ask questions and make comments in each class. Additional resources will be available through a course website. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Bernstein on Broadway 101
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Apr 28, 2022 to May 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.