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Lecture: “Begged, Borrowed, & Stolen”

May 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Carl Yaffe

Enjoy this survey, presented by Levine faculty member Carl Yaffe, of the ways in which composers and songwriters have, since ancient times, used melodies and other elements from existing pieces of music to create new ones. Examples from classical, popular, religious, theater, and folk music in a wide variety of musical styles will be included. Musical quotation, imitation, and plagiarism will be discussed, as well as examples of composers transforming their own older compositions into new ones. No technical knowledge of music is needed!

This event is for adult students and music appreciators.

With safety foremost in mind, Levine Music has developed protocols to protect you and our community. Proof of vaccination is required at the door for all attendees over the age of 5 years old. Please review our Return to Campus Guide for further details on our safety protocols.

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May 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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