It is not a secret that classical music can make us shiver from joy or cry from grief that it expresses. But was it actually the idea? Was it the intention of a composer to evoke strong emotions in the audience? Yes and no – depending on time… What role did emotions play in the music of the Middle Ages? Were happiness, anxiety and sadness treated differently at the times of Bach, Mozart and Chopin? The history of emotions in music is rich and intriguing. Let us discover a few milestones on this path.
This event is meant for all people, who want to know more about academic music and eager to get more pleasure and deeper understanding of music during concerts or home-based listening. No music education is required! Only your curiosity is needed as well as the readiness to actively explore music samples during the session and share your observations and impressions. The webinar will also give information about the upcoming course for those people who want to deepen into this subject and develop practical skills of joyful and proactive listening of classical music.
Asja Zakhareva is willing to help people with revealing the potential of classical music. That is what drives her to give talks about academic music and lessons of music theory. Since 2015 Asja held more than 20 interactive sessions on multiple topics of music history and theory. Besides that, in 2020 she held 5 webinars on how classics can help people to increase their emotional awareness (in collaboration with a psychologist). At the same time, Asja is very inspired to initiate and curate interdisciplinary projects that unite music with other medias. The recent project (2021) of reflecting the essence of visual art in sound was held for Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (together with the composer Sachit Ajmani).
Asja came originally from Saint-Petersburg (Russia) where she got her university degrees, including Master degree in Music critics and curation. At this moment she has been living in Netherlands and studying Music theory in Maastricht Conservatory for almost 2 years. Her main goal is to open the world of academic music for the broad audience and let people use the power of classics for better state of their emotions and mind.
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