Wednesday Series

Jazz impact

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The twentieth century revolutionised music history, among other reasons, due to the emergence of an amalgam of heterogeneous musical aesthetics: from the avant-garde that broke with tradition, to forms of urban popular music such as pop and rock. But no other style of music captivated classical composers as much as jazz, whose appearance during the early decades of the century had an enormous impact. This series explores how composers of different nationalities (both European and American) were attracted to the new jazz elements that they incorporated into some of their works.

Concerts in this series