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Richard Mueller Book Talk

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
UConn Barnes & Noble

Please join us as we welcome music scholar Richard Mueller to UConn Barnes & Noble in Downtown Storrs to discuss his work Beauty and Innovation in la machine chinoise: Falla, Debussy, Ravel, Roussel.

During the first decade of the 20th century, Falla, Debussy, Ravel, and Roussel composed minor works laced with exotic coloration, a type of piece that Debussy termed la machine chinoise. Various historical factors at the time, including two world fairs and the vogue for Japanese prints, brought the rage for musical exoticism to a peak.

Richard Mueller, an independent scholar and a native of the Midwest, is a pianist, organist, musicologist, and composer. He received degrees in music from Harvard ('66), Indiana (Music Theory, '70), and the University of Chicago (MA, composition, '75 and PhD, musicology, '83). Relocated to Connecticut in 1990, Richard opened his piano studio in Willington in 1992.


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