From 1904-1978 Nadia Boulanger held her esteemed Wednesday afternoon group class and evening salons. Copland, Stravinsky, Fauré, Bernstein, Paul Valéry, 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 through the ages.
In this same tradition Dr. Boyle offers Wednesday evening Analysis Salons from his studio in Philadelphia. Each evening begins with a 7-7:30 wine and cheese reception, an analysis lecture from 7:30-8:30, and light refreshment and discussion to follow. Don't live near Philadelphia? Each lecture can be streamed live or watched anytime thereafter.
All previous Analysis Salon lectures found below can be streamed at any time for $15 each.
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Analysis Salon Season 4
Season four begins where we like to begin – where so many paths begin; with Bach. From the multitudes of possibilities he uncovered, we trace a zig-zag line back and forth between composers adding from without (Chopin, Bartok, Debussy) and building from within (Brahms, Duruflé), all holding to the rigor and structure that we like to explore in Analysis Salon.
s4 e1 The Great Expanse - Bach WTC Book 1 C# Major
s4 e2 Modality and Subterfuge - Chopin Mazurkas Op. 24 Nos. 2 & 4
s4 e3 Synthesis and the Depth of the Ocean - Brahms Zwei Gesang, Op. 91
s4 e4 A New Semiotic - Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste
s4 e5 The Singularity - Duruflé Requiem
s4 e6 The Road to Damascus - Chopin Prelude No. 17, Beethoven Pathetique
s4 e7 Harmonie du soir - Franck Violin Sonata
Analysis Salon Season 3
Season three of Analysis Salon focuses on composer’s efforts to push toward a sense of sublimity through the expansion 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.