Sounds of War and Revolution: A Musical Perspective on the 20th Century
March 27, 2012
Annegret Fauser, Professor of Music and Adjunct Professor in Women’s Studies
What such political songs as the Internationale, concert pieces like Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Eminem’s rap music, and Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries have in common is the fact that their sound world is intimately linked to the historic realities of war and revolution in the twentieth century. Annegret Fauser will discuss not only how these works are part of our recent histories, but also how they have become an intrinsic part of our historical soundtrack through constant media exposure.
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m