Catherine Kautsky presents “Music in Context”

February 7th, 2020

The Forum was fortunate to have another outstanding and lively presentation by Catherine Kautsky from Lawrence University at our February meeting.

Catherine describes this topic the following way:

“Placing music into it’s historical and artistic context can make it come alive in new ways and help it to reach students who may respond more easily to visual images or the written word than to the composer they’re encountering for the first time at the piano. Any music can be placed into context, but some pieces lend themselves more easily than others.” As she discussed, two very literary composers were Schumann and Debussy.