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Robert Greenberg, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
“Tracing the history of Western music from ancient Greece to the 20th century, this course is nothing less than a social history of the Western world as observed through the lens of its music.”
Music as a Mirror of History By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
“An in-depth examination of the historical and social events that inspired (and are mirrored by) some of greatest works in the concert repertoire.”
The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
“A detailed historical and musical exploration of 30 orchestral masterworks, from Vivaldi and J.S. Bach to Copland and Shostakovich.”