From 1904-1978 Nadia Boulanger held her esteemed Wednesday afternoon group class and evening salons. Copland, Stravinsky, Faure, Bernstein, Paul Valery, and many other luminaries across the arts were frequent attendees. The works of Bach provided the foundation of knowledge and ideas that were meticulously traced down through the ages.
In this same tradition Dr. Boyle offers a semi-weekly Wednesday evening Analysis Salon from his studio in Philadelphia. Each evening begins with a 7-7:30 wine and cheese cocktail hour, followed by an analysis lecture from 7:30-8:30, and concludes with a light refreshment and discussion to follow.
Don't live near Philadelphia? That's OK too. Each lecture can be lived streamed via YouTube Live., or watched at any time here.
In-person participation: $30 per seminar Streaming participation: $20 per seminar
In-person Season 3 all-access: $200 Streaming Season 3 all-access: $150
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Analysis Salon Season 3
Season three of Analysis Salon will focus on composer’s efforts to push toward a sense of sublimity through theexpansion and transcendence of harmonic, contrapuntal, and formal dicta of music - including the use of non-tonal concepts - in choral music, chamber music, art-song, works for keyboard, orchestral music, and opera spanning 400 years.
February 1 On the Eve of Tonality
Repertoire: Tallis If ye love me, Byrd Ave verum corpus
February 15 The Grand Duality
Repertoire: Bach WTC 1 Eb Major
March 1 Up the Long Ladder, Part 1
Repertoire: Schumann Trio No. 1, Op. 63
March 29 12-tone Designs and the Supernatural
Repertoire: Chopin Nocturne No. 12, Britten A Mid Summer Night’s Dream
April 12 The Frivolous and the Sublime
Repertoire: Poulenc Banalites
April 26 Ghosts of the Past, Shades of the Future
Repertoire: Berg Violin Concerto
May 10 “Car j'ai de grands departs inassouvis en moi”
Repertoire: Faure L’horizon chimerique Op. 118
Watch all Analysis Salon Season 2 recordings by clicking on the links below: