Thursday, January 10, 2013

Music of the Week: Charles Rosen's "final" lecture/performance, CUNY Graduate Center (April 2012)

Music of the Week: 

Charles Rosen's "final" lecture/performance at the CUNY Graduate Center

Charles Rosen was the New York Times music critic and recorded the complete piano works of Pierre Boulez.

"21st-Century Music in Society is a series of talks and debates by major cultural figures addressing the changing consumption, creation, context, and valuations of music in modern society. Charles Rosen inaugurated the Brook Center's new Music in 21st-Century Society lecture series at the Graduate Center, delivering an inspired talk as well as captivating piano playing, on April 18th, 2012, perhaps his last public lecture and performance, which was followed by a conversation with Daniel J. Wakin of the Culture Department, The New York Times."