Pre-Concert Lecture (UMSO): The Cross-Dresser and the Trumpeter

The Cross-Dresser and the Trumpeter: Struggles to Present Heroic Love in Music

A pre-concert lecture to the UMD Symphony Orchestra's Alternative Energy performance
Friday, February 26, 2016 . 7:15PM

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30 minutes

This lecture tells the story of two works that have often been ignored in the concert-hall in favor of their more popular cousins. It will trace the many rewrites to Beethoven's only opera and Mahler's First Symphony, illuminating each composer's compositional process and growth into maturity.