The Concept of Beauty in the Enlightenment, and the Music it Shaped
Perspectives on Beauty: Agathon Institute Lecture Series 2022-23
“The Concept of Beauty in the Enlightenment, and the Music it Shaped.”
The Enlightenment was a period in which the concept of Beauty and the role of the arts in society gave rise to deep and broad reconsideration by philosophers and artists alike. RIT College of Liberal Arts professors Timothy Engström (philosophy, emeritus) and Michael Ruhling (musicology) will offer an introduction to 18th-century philosophical concepts of Beauty and the Sublime by aesthetic theorists such as Burke, Hume, Kant and Schiller, and how such concepts shaped the music of two of the Enlightenment’s most iconic composers, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. Presentations by Drs. Engström and Ruhling will be followed by questions and discussion.
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Open to the Public