From Romanticism into Impressionism in music and painting

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The seven colours of the optical spectrum were equated to the seven notes of the musical scale by Sir Isaac Newton in his book Opticks of 1704, and since then theories about the relationship and interaction between music and the fine arts have been propagated. The very habit of referring to the terms 'colour tones' in painting and 'tone colours' in music suggests that such a correlation exists and this course will trace it through from Beethoven and David to Debussy and Monet, using audio-visual illustrations.


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Start date

3 September 2010 (19:15)

End date

5 September 2010 (14:15)

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1 weekend


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

Accommodation fees

Single room: £110
Double/Twin room (per person, 2 people sharing): £110

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