Craig Wright
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Specialization: music history.

Bio: Studied piano and music history at the Eastman School of Music (1962-1966) and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology at Harvard (1966-1972). While at Harvard he attended numerous Red Sox games, played chess with pianist Robert Levin, and, as a teaching assistant, taught composer John Adams—all survived the experience. After a pleasant year teaching at the University of Kentucky in Lexington (1972-1973), Wright moved to Yale, serving as chair of the Department of Music from 1986-1992 and becoming the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music in 2006. At the undergraduate level he teaches a basic music appreciation course (one of Yale’s largest) and the music history course required of majors in medieval and Renaissance music. Similarly, his graduate courses tend to concentrate on early music, specifically on composers diverse as Leoninus, Dufay, Josquin, and Bach, as well as early chant and liturgy. Recently, he has changed the focus of his professional research from early music to that of Mozart.

Wright’s writing in music history began with a rigorously primary-source approach—the first-hand study in situ of the music manuscripts and archival documents of Western Europe as they pertain to early music. In the course of time he has expanded his view to a broadly interdisciplinary one, as the title of his most recent book suggests: The Maze and the Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology and Music. His interests have also extended chronologically, and his publications now range from studies of the music of Leoninus (died ca. 1200) to Bach. He is one of the few individuals to be awarded the Dent medal (RMA), the Einstein prize (AMS), and the Kinkeldey award (AMS). He also has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEH Fellowship. In 2004 Wright was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. He especially enjoys playing tennis and traveling around Europe.

Books:

  • Music at the Court of Burgundy, 1364-1419: A Documentary History (Institute of Mediaeval Music, Ltd., Henryville, Ottawa, Binningen, 1979), 271 pp.
  • Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550 (Cambridge University Press, 1989), 400 pp.
  • Listening to Music (West Publications, St. Paul, 1992), 419 pp; 2nd edition (West Publications, St. Paul, 1996), 435 pp; 3 rd edition (Wadsworth, 2000), 451 pp.; 5th edition (Wadsworth, 2007), 451 pp.
  • The Maze and the Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology and Music (Harvard University Press, Cambrdge, MA, 2001, paperback edition, 2004), 351 pp.
  • Music in Western Civilization (Wadsworth-Schirmer, to appear 2006)


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flag Lecture 23 - Review of Musical Style
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flag Lecture 22 - Modernism and Mahler
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flag Lecture 21 - Musical Impressionism and Exoticism: Debussy, Ravel and Monet
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flag Lecture 20 - The Colossal Symphony: Beethoven, Berliotz, Mahler and Shostakovich
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flag Lecture 19 - Romantic Opera: Verdi's La Traviata, Bocelli, Pavarotti and Domingo
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flag Lecture 18 - Piano Music of Mozart and Beethoven
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flag Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas
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flag Lecture 16 - Baroque Music: The Vocal Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
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locked flag Lecture 15 - Benedictine Chant and Music in the Sistine Chapel
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flag Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C
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flag Lecture 12 - Guest Conductor: Saybrook Youth Orchestra
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flag Lecture 11 - Form: Rondo, Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations (cont.)
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flag Lecture 10 - Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations
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flag Lecture 9 - Sonata-Allegro Form: Mozart and Beethoven
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flag Lecture 8 - Bass Patterns: Blues and Rock
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flag Lecture 7 - Harmony: Chords and How to Build Them
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flag Lecture 6 - Melody: Mozart and Wagner
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flag Lecture 5 - Melody: Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts
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flag Lecture 4 - Rhythm: Jazz, Pop and Classical
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flag Lecture 3 - Rhythm: Fundamentals
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flag Lecture 2 - Introduction to Instruments and Musical Genres
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flag Lecture 1 - Introduction to Listening to Music
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