Leonard Bernstein’s Harvard Lectures on Music

In 1972, the composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard, his alma mater, to serve as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, with “Poetry” being defined in the broadest sense. The position, first created in 1925, asks faculty members to live on campus, advise students, and most importantly, deliver a series of six public lectures. T.S. Eliot, Aaron Copland, W.H. Auden, e.e. cummings, Robert Frost, Jorge Luis Borges — they all previously took part in this tradition. And Bernstein did too.

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The Unanswered Question 1: Musical Phonology

The Unanswered Question 2: Musical Syntax

The Unanswered Question 3: Musical Semantics

The Unanswered Question 4: The Delights & Dangers of Ambiguity

The Unanswered Question 5: The XXth Century Crisis

The Unanswered Question 6: The Poetry Of Earth