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Haydn, Brahms & The Manufactured Classical Ideal

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States

02/19/2023 - 02/19/2023

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About the event

Part of TŌN’s Sight & Sound series


In the hit series Sight & Sound, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A.


When 18th-century scholars exhumed ancient Greek and Roman sculptures that had spent more than a millennium underground, they assumed that the pieces had been created without color. Based on their observations of those newfound objects, art scholars built an imaginary picture of the classical past; with it came a set, “classical” idea of musical structure and form, cemented by its originator, “Papa” Franz Josef Haydn. A century later, as late romanticism jettisoned fixed forms for passionate expressionism, Johannes Brahms fought to retain classicism as the aesthetic standard—and though musical classicism eventually ran its course, Brahms’s Variations provide a unique look back to its origins.

Artists

Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now

Price Range

$35 - $55

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States
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No kids under 5 years old

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