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Music: Harpsichord Battle Sonatas


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In colonial times, American musical accomplishments were informed by the cosmopolitan imports from their British ancestors. The Revolutionary War created a divide in this relationship, with composer James Hewitt composing a battle sonata celebrating The Battle of Trenton, a decisive victory in securing American independence. Join us as we present the battle sonata, a neglected musical genre of the Classical period, and show how Hewitt repurposes the genre to establish a separate American musical identity.

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Music: Harpsichord Battle Sonatas

Hennage Auditorium

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