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The Met Museum

December 2019

The Avant-Garde in Paris

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DECEMBER 8, 2019 Sunday at 2 PM Part of the series Sight & Sound, in which 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. Composer Arthur Honegger and painter Félix Vallotton were both Swiss nationals who spent the larger part of their careers in Paris, where they became part of the avant-garde scene in music (Le Six) and…

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February 2020

Haydn’s “The Clock”

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY 23, 2020 Sunday at 2 PM Part of the series Sight & Sound, in which 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. Musicians, like their contemporaries in art and science, were mesmerized (often literally by Franz Anton Mesmer himself) by the advancements and pseudo-advancements in science and technology during the second half of the 18th century.…

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