Since 2000, I have been lecturing about concert music on behalf of the Stockton Symphony in California. Each lecture outlines a given musical work (symphony, concerto or choral work), presenting its historic context, followed by a detailed description of how to listen to the work, replete with musical examples. I am pleased to finally share the wealth of information I have accumulated over the years with a wider audience. This section of my website is a work in progress. I hope to eventually include podcasts of my lectures, along with the detailed handouts I prepare for them.

Beethoven Symphony #4 (1807)

Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade (1888)

Igor Stravinsky Rite of Spring (1913)

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (1830)

Respighi Pines of Rome (1924)

Mendelssohn Symphony #4 Italian (1833)