Odyssey summer 2020: The Soul of the Piano: The Life and Music of Frederic Chopin

As Oscar Wilde famously wrote about Chopin's music: "After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Professor Daniel Weiser will take this Zoom journey from Poland to Paris, performing many of Chopin's most beloved works, including his waltzes, Impromptus, preludes, nocturnes, and ballades. He will tell the story of this rather sickly man (Berlioz said, "He was dying all his life.") who mesmerized audiences with his poetic piano playing and opened up whole new sonic worlds. Though he only lived 39 years, the power and depth of his music ensures him a place in the pantheon of the great composers.

912.584.01 via Zoom.
Tuesday, July 7–28, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $140 (4 virtual sessions).

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discounts. For all inquiries, please email odyssey@jhu.edu.