WPL01313 – Music and Art: Impressionism
Throughout music history, music and art have been often intertwined in ways that have created some of the greatest masterpieces in Western Music. How have composers used art as inspiration? And how did such composers transform musical language in order to musically replicate artistic styles? This course will focus primarily on impressionism as we not only discuss the paintings of Monet but also the musical language of Claude Debussy. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to listen to Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and “Claire de lune” and examine “Monet’s Sunrise”.