We worship the great composers as gods, thanks to the magnificent musical gifts they have given us. But that same worship can put their all-too-human music at arm’s length by rendering it as something divine. This series will explore the lives, times, personalities and music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms in an effort to understand the living, breathing people behind their music, people who were – and remain – utterly indivisible from their music. In this first in a new Humanities West series, Robert Greenberg lectures and Lino Rivera plays Mozart on piano.
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