JS Bach, S Rumph- Mirabella

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J. S. Bach: The Progress of a Musical Mind
Schedule: Wednesday, November 13, 20, December 4, 11   (Dates course will not meet: November 27)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Seattle - Mirabella (Downtown), Emerald Hall
Cost: $45.00
Capacity: 100 

This course will survey the major achievements of J. S. Bach within their intellectual, religious, social, and political context 

Stephen Rumph teaches courses on eighteenth-century topics, opera, music and politics, film music, and semiotics. After studying voice at Oberlin Conservatory, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the UW School of Music faculty in 2002. Rumph's book Beethoven After Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works (University of California Press, 2004) offers a political interpretation of late Beethoven illuminated by the writings of the German Romantics. His second book, Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics (University of California Press, 2011), pioneers a "historically-informed" semiotics of music, based upon eighteenth-century sign and language theory. He was just completed a third book for UC Press, The Fauré Song Cycles, which explores the intersection of poetry and music in the great fin-de-siècle composer.