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Music in the Movies – “Death in Venice” (1971)

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May 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Library and Shoreline Village CT present a new film and discussion series, Music in the Movies. Professor Paul Hawkshaw will say a few words about the music in the film and describe how it served the directors in enhancing the action, atmosphere and character delineation in their respective movies. Then we will watch the movie.

In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy. Director Luchino Visconti used the work of Gustav Mahler for the score.

Dr. Paul Hawkshaw
Paul Hawkshaw is Professor in the Practice of Musicology and Director of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and an authority on the music of Anton Bruckner. Professor Hawkshaw has also taken an active interest in community affairs and public education in New Haven. He was awarded the Yale School of Music’s highest honor, the Samuel Simons Sanford Medal, for his distinctive combination of scholarship and community service. Born in Toronto, Canada, Professor Hawkshaw received his Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University in 1984.

This program is free and open to all. Please register.


May 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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