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Text in Music: What About the Words?

Friday, October 16, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PDT

How do composers choose their texts? What draws them to a particular poem, poet, or poetic theme? Most composers of art songs have a strong love of literature and keen knowledge about what sort of texts attract them as a composer. When composers set poems to music, the words take on a level of their own. They are encased in musical sound, which adds its own pitch, rhythm and texture. Join us as we explore this beautiful world of poetry in song, and find out what inspires and motivates some of the greatest song composers, from Franz Schubert to Oscar Hammerstein to Bob Dylan.  Jenny and Daniel will share some of their favorite songs, texts and composers. The next vocal recital or choral concert you attend will take on a whole new meaning.

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Friday, October 16
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PDT
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Mendocino Music Festival
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