Papa Haydn: Without Him - No Classical Music

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201


Advance registration now closed: tickets available at the door!


Professor Jeremy Yudkin speaks on 

Papa Haydn: Without Him–

No Classical Music!

They called him "Papa" for two reasons.  First, because they liked and admired him.  Second, because they regarded him as the progenitor of the entire Classic Style: symphonies with four movements; serious string quartets; profound Mass settings; delightful Italian operas; piano sonatas, piano trios, and on and on.  We'll explore the life and music of this most remarkable composer, a composer people today know too little about -- one without whom we would have no Mozart and no Beethoven! 

Saturday, June 29th, 3pm
Berkshire Museum

39 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201  

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation Fellowship, Boston University’s  Center for the Humanities, the Camargo Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He has given lectures across the United States, in Europe, and Russia.

Professor Yudkin’s principal fields of research include medieval music, Beethoven, the Beatles, and jazz.  He is the author of ten books.  For the past thirty-six years continuously he has presented a series of  popular pre-concert lectures during the Tanglewood season.  These are presented every Friday afternoon and Sunday morning throughout the summer at the Lenox Library.


Tickets available at the door. Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public. Admission is free to Berkshire Community College students and youth 17 and under. 

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