Saturday, February 04, 2006

Holocaust opera blog is university set text

Rewarding to see Louisiana State University using my article on Viktor Ullman's holocaust opera The Emperor of Atlantis as an assignment in their music course:

* Syllabus for the Library portion of MUS 7800
Lecture Notes from Day 1
Click here
Assignments (Due February 10, Revision date is March 8)
Evaluate the following websites using information learned from the tutorials listed above. Use the criteria listed in the tutorials to evaluate these:
http://theovergrownpath.blogspot.com/2006/01/holocaust-operas-rare-performance.html
http://www.volhard.com/general/holistic.htm
TURN IN ALL ASSIGNMENTS AS A PACKET ON THE DUE DATE, AS DISCUSSED IN CLASS *


It does seem to support what author Christopher Rush wrote here recently: 'Tennyson's In Memoriam did it for the nineteenth century. The Bible does it for all time. But blogging, it seems, is doing it for our time. Tennyson would have been delighted and I'm sure God is.'


So, I'm sure, would Viktor Ullman who died in Auschwitz in October 1944.

* Image credit - Ian Mitchell, director of chamber music ensemble Gemini linked from Exeter University
* Image owners - if you do not want your picture used in this article please contact me and it will be removed. Report broken links, missing images and other errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk
If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Monteverdi in Cambridge

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