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New Hampshire

Ages of Musical Greatness: Baroque to 20th-Century America

Gain a deeper understanding of the triumphs of Western culture as you join renowned scholars to learn about the great artists, composers and thinkers who have shaped our world.
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Program No. 16619RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
799
New Hampshire

Ages of Musical Greatness: Baroque to 20th-Century America

Gain a deeper understanding of the triumphs of Western culture as you join renowned scholars to learn about the great artists, composers and thinkers who have shaped our world.
Length
6 days
Starts at
799
Program No. 16619 RJ
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Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2021
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Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2021
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At a Glance

In a serene setting, examine a century of music beginning with Johannes Brahams and ending in Poland and Hungary in the 20th century. Explore the music of Mahler and the 19th Century Romantics before delving into the Bolshevik Revolution and the French reaction to Claude Debussy. Discover the birth of jazz, the artists that emerged from the rubble of World War II and discuss genius composers snuffed out by the Holocaust before learning about the Baltic States, Poland and Hungary singing their way to freedom. An outstanding instructor— referred to by his students as “the Beethoven of lecturers” — leads you on a whirlwind discovery of some of Western culture’s greatest, and most challenging achievements.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal standing and walking.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discuss the works of Prokofieff, Debussy, Brahms and other composers.
  • Learn about Gustav Mahler the last great 19th century Romantic and composers between World Wars I & II.
  • Enjoy an evening of music presented by a professional musician from the Monadnock region and an opportunity to learn from a member of Florentine Films about their work on the Ken Burns documentary “Jazz”.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room.
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Gregory S. Athnos
Gregory Athnos is a retired professor of music at North Park University in Chicago, Ill. In addition to being an outstanding musicologist and conductor, Gregory has authored two books, "The Easter Jesus and the Good Friday Church" and "The Art of the Roman Catacombs." He has the unique record of being an instructor for Road Scholar programs for 38 years, and has received the award of "Outstanding Elderhostel Instructor." Greg and his wife, Doy, live in Chicago.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gregory Athnos is a retired professor of music at North Park University in Chicago, Ill. In addition to being an outstanding musicologist and conductor, Gregory has authored two books, "The Easter Jesus and the Good Friday Church" and "The Art of the Roman Catacombs." He has the unique record of being an instructor for Road Scholar programs for 38 years, and has received the award of "Outstanding Elderhostel Instructor." Greg and his wife, Doy, live in Chicago.





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