Triumphs and Struggles: Mozart's Search for Independence

31 Jan 2018

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Gil Harel presented the second lecture on Mozart.

Despite a celebrated childhood, Mozart’s transition into life as an independent adult was marked by difficulties finding employment and fulfillment in his love life. During this program we will consider works that include symphonies, concerti, and chamber music that date from a tumultuous period of uncertainty.

About the Presenter Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from classical repertoire to jazz and popular music, as well as opera, medieval, and renaissance music. He has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he conducts the college chorale and serves as musical director of theater productions. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.


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