Fall 2018


God, Genius, and the Great Composers:

A Look at the Timeless Music of

5 Great Composers

This course explores the phenomenon of creative genius through the lives, the attitudes and the timeless music of 5 great composers: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner.

 October 9

      An overview of the phenomenon of creative genius

 October 16

      Bach - God's musician

 October 23

      Mozart - “the human incarnation of the divine force of nature”

 October 30

      Beethoven and the morality of power

 November 6

      Brahms – the reluctant heir

 November 13

      Bruckner - “giant cathedrals of sound”

Tom Plewman

Born and raised in Toronto, graduated with a BA in History from the University of Western Ontario. For thirty years he owned and operated the Madrigal Classical Record Shop in London, Ontario and then in Halifax. He has a 25 year background in radio and 35 years of experience giving talks on great composers to various groups.