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CU on the Weekend: Gershwin Meets Schubert: Words, Music, and Song

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Programs: CU on the Weekend

Presented by: Keith Waters and Yonatan Malin, Professors of Music Theory

Why is the combination of words and music—song—such a powerful medium? Over centuries and across cultures songs address love, sadness, elation, loss, ideology, history, and national pastimes. Our discussion and performances look at two specific genres, the American Popular Songbook and German Lied, and point out some features of songs that make them enduring. This 90-minute interactive presentation includes performances of songs by George Gershwin, Franz Schubert, Albert von Tilzer, and Irving Berlin. Featuring performances by CU-Boulder music students.

No registration required. The presentation is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

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This program is part of the series “Music Conversations: Lecture and Performance,” a project of the Music Theory Department in the College of Music in coordination with CU on the Weekend.

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