The Opposites in Music

Aesthetic Realism


Taught by Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, Edward Green, Ph.D.

Learn what makes music beautiful and what music says about life and you!
Do you want to be stirred by music of all styles, periods, and countries—and learn why it moves you?

In this exciting class you’ll study music from pre-classical to romantic to the latest hit; from Monteverdi to Ellington; from Bach to the Beatles to a song that will be at the top of the charts next week—and see what makes for beauty in music.

You’ll also see what a particular composition or performance says about your very own life and your biggest hopes–through this landmark principle, stated by philosopher Eli Siegel: “The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.”


FACULTY BIOS: Barbara Allen, flutist; Anne Fieldingactor & singer; Dr. Edward Green, composer

Read: “Music Tells What the World Is Like,” by Eli Siegel

The Fall semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.

Alternate Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Beginning date of this class: Sun, Sep 20

Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)

Audit: $12


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