Professor Peter Wilson from SOPHI’s Department of Classics and Ancient History joins a discussion on Modern Muses — The Greeks and New Music on Radio National’s Into the Music program. The program airs on Saturday February 12, 2010 and is repeated on Friday 18 February 2011.
Greek tragedy and myth have inspired art and music for generations. Composers from Monteverdi to Richard Strauss were fascinated by the opportunity to reflect on their own times through a mythical past, and the appeal persists for contemporary composers.
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