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Music Graduate Colloquium: Linda and Michael Hutcheon

Friday, January 29, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: 101
Graduate Colloquium Series

The Don Wright Faculty of Music Graduate Colloquia series includes lectures by distinguished guests, our own faculty, and senior graduate students on all fields of research and creative activity in music.

Linda and Michael Hutcheon (University of Toronto)
The 'Germanic Flood': The Ageing Verdi, the Young Puccini, and Wagnerism

Abstract: Through an (illustrated) historical narrative and a brief theoretical interlude, we will tell a story about the cultural politics of Italian opera in those fraught years of the later nineteenth century, as the mantle passes from the ageing Verdi to the younger Puccini. The time following Italian unification was marked by strong nationalism, but also by calls for a renewal of an exhausted musical culture by an infusion of the new—in this case, the theoretical and musical work of the German Richard Wagner. The elderly Verdi’s “late style” in Falstaff is both a form of resistance and a message to younger Italian composers like Puccini: to innovate and yet remain Italian.

Admission is free and open to all. Hope to see you there!

Audrey Yardley-Jones - Graduate Program Assistant
519-661-2111 ext. 85354
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