Greenberg Among Friends: Mozart
Thu 2/6/20 @ 7:30 PM PT
We worship the great composers as gods, thanks to the magnificent musical gifts they have given us. But that same worship can put their all-too-human music at arm’s length by rendering it as something divine. This series will explore the lives, times, personalities and music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms in an effort to understand the living, breathing people behind their music, people who were – and remain – utterly indivisible from their music. In this first in a new Humanities West series, Robert Greenberg lectures and Lino Rivera plays Mozart on piano.Robert Greenberg holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a PhD in music composition in 1984. His works have been performed across North America and Europe, and he has received commissions from a wide variety of organizations, including the Koussevitzky Foundation of the Library of Congress. Greenberg is currently music historian-in-residence for San Francisco Performances and a best-selling creator of courses on music for The Great Courses.