Adult Jury Alternative Lecture: “Begged, Borrowed, & Stolen”
February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
Please note: This is an in-person event. All guests must be fully vaccinated and remain masked for the duration.
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!