Composer: Alban Berg
One of the emblematic achievements of the thriving artistic forces in Germany
and Austria during the brief period between world wars, Wozzeck was a sensation
and a scandal at its premiere. Remarkably, it has lost none of its power to
fascinate, shock, and engage audiences, and its status as one of the defining
musical works of the 20th century has not blunted its vitality. Music historian Jeffrey Engel
will present today's opera
talk, offering historical context for the composer and the opera story and brings
a rich knowledge of music history to each lecture, with musical excerpts.
Registration is appreciated.