Chopin, Delacroix & The Romantic Impulse
NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Sunday at 2 PM
Part of the series Sight & Sound
Berlioz’s Waverley Overture, Chopin’s Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”, and the artwork of Delacroix
In the hit series Sight & Sound, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts and on-screen artworks, then a full performance and audience Q&A.
Delacroix, a contemporary of Berlioz, was passionate about music. In his later years he became close to Chopin and developed a fascination with Mozart. The romantic impulse embodied in their art can be seen through the prism of two radically different but equally innovative strategies depicting beauty and the sublime.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Delacroix, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through January 6, 2019.