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Research in Music Series: A Talk by Gurminder Bhogal

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April 10, 2019
12:20 pm

Old Chapel

Room: Conference Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Christopher White

Research in Music Series: A Talk by Gurminder Bhogal

Catherine Mills Davis Chair in Music at Wellesley College

Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom

Clair de Lune is a piece for which the French composer had little regard, but has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune's connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, the lecture will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.

Professor Bhogal received her Ph.D. in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago. She has published widely on the music and aesthetics of composers working in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, including Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie and Igor Stravinsky.  She is currently serving as Review Editor for the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

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