Music


Shelley Stein-Sacks: Presence and Experience

Talent, passion and dedication are musts, so are presence and experience. What that means and why it matters.

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October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm


Jens Lindemann: Success in music, success in life: Reflections on the career path of a professional musician

In this Mini-Music, Jens Lindemann, visiting professor of trumpet at the University of Los Angeles in California, joins us for a candid conversation.

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August 18, 2011 at 11:00 am


Cynthia Leive: Music research and information literacy: Navigating the virtual library

In this Mini-Music, Cynthia Leive, head of the Marvin Duchow Music Library, leads a virtual tour through the cutting-edge world of musical information.

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July 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm


Aiyun Huang, Fabrice Marandola: The evolution of the percussion ensemble: A striking story

In this Mini-Music, percussion professors Aiyun Huang and Fabrice Marandola get hearts pounding with their history of drums and other rhythm-makers.

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July 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm


Douglas McNabney: Haydn: Patriarch of the String Quartet

Chamber music professor Douglas McNabney offers an introduction to the era of classical music and the classical quartet.

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July 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm


It’s all in the timing: How musicians communicate emotion

McGill Psychology Professor Daniel J. Levitin talks about his latest research study, looking at how musicians communicate emotion by manipulating the “expression” of a musical piece. Also, find out how the music industry might react to his latest research on musical expression.

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April 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm


How to Build an Opera

As part of the Classes Without Quizzes series, McGill’s Director of Opera Studies Patrick Hansen uses the theory of “multiple intelligences” put forth by Harvard professor Howard Gardner in 1983 to¬†demonstrate how opera’s various aspects combine to bring the show to life for an audience.

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December 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm


Beethoven’s Late Piano Works

Anton  Kuerti is an internationally recognized pianist, teacher, composer, concert organizer, artistic director and social activist.

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April 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm


A Composer, His Dedicatee, Her Instrument and I: A Complete Recording of Haydn’s Keyboard Works

Tom Beghin is Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, where he teaches music history, performance practice, and fortepiano.

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April 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm


What to Listen for in… Schoenberg

Dean of the Schulich School of of Music since 2001, Don MacLean has been teaching at McGill since 1988. He is a music theorist by specialization with expertise in the areas of Schenkerian theory and analysis and the music of Alban Berg.

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April 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm