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Barbro Lindgren

Sweden is known for its children's literature.  In this lesson, Ursula Lindqvist and Suzanne Martin use a famous Swedish children's book to teach both grammar and provide a taste of Swedish childhood.... Read more about Barbro Lindgren

Baroque Gestures Activity

 

Students learn about the importance of gestures in baroque opera through viewing and practicing them.

Goals:

  • to teach students that baroque opera involved body movement as well as music, and that physical motion and musical material were intimately linked in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • to demonstrate how stage gesture can affect one's interpretation of an opera scene.

Class: Music 97a: Music History and Repertory: Medieval to Baroque

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