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Week I

Notes for Dave Hickey's essay, "Enter the Dragon: On the Vernacular of Beauty"

Image pairs compared on Thursday, Jan. 8th:

A: Bellini and Caravaggio

B: Mapplethorpe and Witkin

C. Bacon and Serrano

Biology reading for Jan. 5 workshop and lab.

Biology workshop answer key, week 1.

Week II

Biology reading for Jan. 12 workshop and reading for Jan. 12 lab.

The National Gallery of Art has an "in-depth study" of Vermeer's "Woman Holding a Balance." The site offers analyses of technique, composition, symbols and meaning...

"Vermeer"/Wenders images pulled from "Until the End of the World": one and two

Biology workshop answer key, week 2.

Who is this woman? NY Times article

Week III

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) composed "Songs and Proverbs of William Blake" for solo voice in 1965. Mainly,the texts are taken from Songs of Experience, with additions from Marriage of Heaven and Hell and "Auguries of Innocence." We will listen to this chamber work on Wednesday. Here is a starting point for information about one of the great composers of the 20th century.

"Songs and Proverbs of William Blake" - track 1, track 2, track 3, track 4, track 5, track 6, track 7

Week IV

Biology workshop answer key, week 4.

Week V

For the writing assignment due next week, here are selections from Don Giovanni.

Links to works mentioned by Weschler or Irwin:

Giorgio Morandi

New York School Abstract Expressionists

Clyfford Still (1904 - 1980)

Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997)

Barnett Newman (1904 - 1970)

Next Generation - New York

Ellsworth Kelly (1923 - present)

Frank Stella (1936 - present)

West Coast - Ferus Gallery, etc.

Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993)

Ed Kienholz (1927 - 1994)

Week VI

I will post discography for Don Giovanni soon.

Week VII

I. In Doctor Faustus Mann's narrator, Severus Zeitblom, tells of Wendell Kretzschmar's lectures and lessons on music and the influence he believes they had on Leverkühn. He mentions several compositions. I'll post files for some of them here:

pp. 55-60
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111, second movement, "Adagio molto semplice e cantabile" ("Slowly, very simple and songful")

p. 86 ("A pearl, a miracle like Schumann's 'Moonlit Night'"...)
Schumann, "Mondnacht" from Liederkreis, Op. 39

It seemed as if the sky
Had quietly kissed the earth,
So that the earth with its shimmering blossoms
Could only dream of heaven.

The air went through the fields,
The ears of corn swayed gently,
The woods rustled softly,
The night was so clear and starry.

And my soul spread
Its wings out wide,
Flew through the quiet lands,
As if it were flying home.

[translation of a poem by Joseph von Eichendorf)

P. 153 ("In its desperate beauty, the sound surpasses all Tristan orgies...")
Chopin, Nocturne in C# minor, Opus 27 No.1


II. Schoenberg musical examples played on Wenesday and Thursday mornings:

The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15 [poems by Stefan George]. “Spricht Nicht Immer” (Feb. 1909).

Speak no more
about the leaves
thieved by the wind
nor about
ripebursting quinces
nor the tread
of winter’s vandals
down the year
nor the trembling
of the dragonflies
when rain falls
nor the candles
flickering in the fickle air.

Three pieces for Piano, Op. 11 (1909)

No. 1 Mässig [moderate] {ABA form}

No. 2 Mässige Achtel [moderate eighths]-{D minor?; late Romaniticism?}

No. 3 Bewegt [moving] - {Most "future looking"}

Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - ACS Alliance Study Guide (follow "Animations" link for music files)

III. "Expressionism" in painting: a web site

IV. Mid-term Examination: Here are files for the Biology section and the Short Answers


A new opera by Thomas Ades features Evergreen alum Cyndia Sieden: review from NYTimes of Feb. 23, 2004; page 2

Schoenberg's Die Jakobsleiter (beginning and ending), which might bear some comparison to Leverkühn's Apocolypse Oratorio.

First part: tr 1, tr 2, tr 3

Ending: tr 11

Schoenberg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42 (1942): tr 1, tr 2, tr 3, tr 4

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