Bach: The Greatest Teacher with Richard Knisely, Radio Host and Music Producer
Presented by Lexington Community Education
September 18 - December 11, 2013
Bach is, arguably, considered the greatest of all composers, especially among musicians and those who understand how music is created. Unlike most he did not develop a radical new style, he was not “avant-garde.” What Bach did, without breaking any molds, was raise the bar for all composers far beyond the level of sophistication, intellect and profundity any music—perhaps any art—had achieved before him. In the 21st century it is still Bach that is the standard composers must look to for guidance in the search for perfection. In this course we will look at the fundamentals of musical art as Bach received them, greatly expanded them, and handed them on for all future generations.
Join Richard Knisely, former host of Classical Performances, and several other programs on WGBH radio for 25 years bringing a casual enthusiasm for great music to many thousands of people in New England and beyond.
This 11 session class will meet on Wednesdays beginning September 18 from 7:00-8:30pm at Lexington High School. The cost is $155/$135 for those aged 65 or older.
Pre-registration, using a MasterCard or Visa, required by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.