Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

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Join me on Klatch on May 18, 2022

I have joined up with a wonderful new operation called “Klatch,” which means, literally, “a gathering characterized usually by informal conversation.” Klatch’s mission statement: “Klatch is an all-in-one platform for live, highly interactive workshops across every topic. Our Facilitators are building unique communities for curious, life-long learners who are interested in taking up a new hobby, pursuing personal growth, or seeking professional development.” I will be just such a “Facilitator”, doing live, 90-minute music presentations via zoom.  My actual content will typically run roughly 75 minutes, which will leave time for interaction: questions, comments, huzzahs, and the like.  (Perhaps someone can create an app allowing cyber tomatoes and cabbages to be hurled in case of dissatisfaction?  Just a suggestion.) Here is a link to the Klatch website and a description of my initial workshop, “Music as a Mirror.”  It will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 pm Eastern time; 3:30 pm Pacific.   My initial workshops will be one-offs like this one, though over time I/we intend to offer two, three, and four-session workshops: “course-lets” (as distinct from “corsets”), if you will. Because of the interactive nature of the workshops, enrollment will be, initially, capped, so do sign up sooner […]

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On The Torch Live with Ed Leon

As I mentioned in my post of July 1, my next The Great Courses/Teaching company course – “Music as a Mirror of History” – is scheduled for release on Friday, July 22nd. It was recorded in January and February of this year and has been in post-production since. Since it’s my gob that’s on display throughout the finished course, it is all-too-easy to overlook the role played by the incredible crew of professionals who were tasked with producing the course. Well, overlook them we cannot; it’s an absolute truism in the media and the performing arts that we are only as good as the good people whose job it is to make us look good. My thanks to everyone who was involved with the production and a special call-out to my producer, Jaimee Aigret; my editor, Cat Lyon; and my directors, Jonathan Levin and Jim Allen. Thank you, my friends, for making The Great Courses GREAT. For anyone with 17 minutes to burn, I did a Google Hangout/Facebook Live interview with my bud Ed Leon of The Great Courses on Friday, July 1, in which we discuss the new course in some detail:

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