Preparation for lessons
Tuesday October 2nd 2018
Read chapter 1 through 5 of Beauty - A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
Tuesday October 9 2018
Examples of triads in different tunings/temperaments.
Describing musical sound (working model).
Tuesday October 16 2018
Read chapter 6, 8 and 9 thoroughly, browse chapter 7 (which focuses mainly on visual arts) of Beauty - A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
Comparison Chopin Op. 10 nr. 3 (E major)
NB: Manuscripts with bar by bar comparison between many early editions... :-)
Tuesday October 30
Schubert Der Lindenbaum
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Hampson
Weaving a "web of meaning".
Tuesday November 6
Read chapter 1 and 2 of Understanding Music by Roger Scruton.
Key terms: acousmatic experience, musical motion and musical emotion, the working of Gestalt principles in (musical) perception, auditory streaming, auditory scene analysis, sounds as "things".
Comment on Scruton's opinions about "the most important tone in any melodic scale" (14), the importance of the "well-tempered scale" (15).
Why are the spatial analogies Scruton refers to essential for the appreciation of music?
Tuesday November 13
Chapter 3, 4 and 5 of Understanding Music by Roger Scruton
Hermeneutics and Cardinal virtues: towards a "new" virtuosity?
Keynote: Hermeneutics and cardinal virtues (pdf)