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The Pitfalls of Setting Whitman

  • Meisel Room at Westminster 1200 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

With more than 1,200 musical settings of his poetry, Whitman stands as one of the most frequently set poets of all time. What makes his verses so attractive to some while others stay far away from this ground-breaking free verse?

Composer Libby Larsen and tenor Paul Sperry lead a discussion about the musical settings of Walt Whitman. From the perspectives of musical creator and musical interpreter, join the conversation in discussing the unique joys and woes of Whitman and music.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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