Interpreting Musical Performances

OSH 957 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:  Introducing the multi-faceted concept of “interpretation” in general, and the diverse parameters of evaluating “great musical performances” in particular.  You will listen to recordings of well-known works from the Baroque to the early 20th century, performed by celebrated artists (i.e. pianists, violinists, singers, conductors, etc.). 


Week 1: Introduction: Criteria of interpretations of individual stylistic periods via representative musical examples.

Weeks 2& 3: Comparing performances of celebrated keyboard/piano works from J.S. Bach to Debussy & Ravel.

Week 4:  Performing different interpretations of well-known violin concertos.

Week 5:  The polemics of “My favorite opera singer.”

Week 6:  Comparing different approaches of famous conductors to the same work.


Instructor:  Dr. Judith Etzion


This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
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Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020