|Historical Music Man: Aaron Copland served as|
one of the many music directors for the festival.
Rosen, a musicologist. The Classical Style is 'the definitive book on musical form,' says Mr Morris. And while the initial concept made him laugh, he embraced it. Gradually the two men filled in other elements of this year's programme, and a central idea emerged: music about music. (Mr Denk phrases it rather more provocatively as the “screwing of the canon".) The results–which stretch from classical music and jazz to improvisation, hymn-fest and panel discussions—will be heard in more than 30 events held in venues that range from the open-air Libbey Bowl and small indoor theatres to Ojai’s scenic lookout at Meditation
|Jeremy Denk authored the libretto for The Classical|
Style and will serve as the 2014 music director.
(Photo: Michael Wilson)