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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.
An overview of the phenomenon of creative genius
Bach - God's musician
Mozart - “the human incarnation of the divine force of nature”
Beethoven and the morality of power
Brahms – the reluctant heir
Bruckner - “giant cathedrals of sound”
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.