Richard Markowitz has made a lifelong study of domestic and foreign record catalogs (from 78s to LPs and CDs) and has focused in detail on the history of sound recordings and published scores in the areas of concert works, folksong, and musical theater.
2.T.1.Z Tales of the Folk
All cultures have stories that are transmitted orally from one generation to the next. We will consider tales from many backgrounds, in captivating readings by distinguished storytellers, authors and actors. A preview of this course was offered in summer 2021. To follow along, you may request texts in advance. Forward your email address to Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will email the texts to you.
2.T.2.Z Great Speeches
We will listen to and examine important historical speeches from before the age of recording, recreated by distinguished actors and readers. The words of Socrates, Martin Luther, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Florence Nightingale, Susan B Anthony and many other figures of the past will be heard. We will consider these gems of oratory in historical context as well as their relevance in the 21st century. To follow along, you may request texts in advance. Forward your email address to Richard at email@example.com and he will email the texts to you.