The Unanswered Question
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Here's a link to (YT) videos of all six 1973 Leonard Bernstein Norton lectures on one handy page
The annual Norton Lectures
at Harvard deal with the subject of 'poetry in the broadest sense'. In 1973 they were given by composer Leonard Bernstein
. A page on the Leonard Bernstein website gives further details
regarding the content, background and importance of the six lectures he gave.
In more than 11 hours of material, Bernstein first analyses the phonology, syntax and semantics of music before turning to look more closely at the Romantic period, at the atonality of (some) 20th century music, and at Stravinsky.
The series is named after Charles Ives
' 1906 work The Unanswered Question
(Previously in Norton lectures posts: Borges