Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music 11/10/1995 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Homer’s Odyssey in Music – Leon Botstein Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music – John Michael Cooper, Illinois Wesleyan University From “Fuhrer durch den Konzertsaal” (Leipzig 1887/1919) – Hermann Kretzschmar Ancient Greece in the Nineteenth Century – Lynne Meloccaro,…

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Homer’s Odyssey in Music By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music, performed on Nov 10, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Today’s revival of Odysseus by Max Bruch (1838-1920) brings back a work whose popularity was once extraordinary. The work was premiered in 1873. By the end of…

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From “Fuhrer durch den Konzertsaal” (Leipzig 1887/1919) By Hermann Kretzschmar Written for the concert Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music, performed on Nov 10, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The composer whose name dominated the field of the secular oratorio for a long time is Max Bruch. By the time he turned to…

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Ancient Greece in the Nineteenth Century By Lynne Meloccaro, University of Rochester Written for the concert Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music, performed on Nov 10, 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. “We are all Greeks,” said Percy Shelley. While historians may question whether, in the idealized cultural vision of Shelley’s day, even the…

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