Join us on a journey which covers the major periods of Western music history. From Pythagoras to Philip Glass, this course takes you through the landmark achievements of our musical culture. See how the ancient Greeks have influenced Western musical thought in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Observe the emergence of opera and concert instrumental music during the baroque and classical eras. Empathize with the need for individual expression of the romantic artist. Appreciate the impact that world events have had on the history of music. This series of lectures will provide an overview of our Western musical heritage, inviting you to explore beyond the realm of your familiar musical territory.