Noam M. Elcott specializes in the history of modern art and media in Europe and North America, with an emphasis on interwar art, photography, and film. His research and teaching combine close visual
analysis with media archaeology and critical theory. He also writes and teaches on contemporary art.
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In a single year two centuries ago — 1810 — two of the greatest composers to rise in the shadow of Beethoven were born within just months of each other. Frederic Chopin, son of Poland. Robert Schumann, out of Germany. Pioneers of Romanticism. Icons of the era. They made exquisite music that would still fill halls after two hundred years. They had madness, passion, poetry.
Photo Courtesy: Una Voce The Florida Men's Chorale
Something else of interest for classical music lovers is the upcoming USF and Palladium ENCORE Series programs on February 15 and 16. They feature Florida Orchestra Principal Clarinetist and USF faculty member Brian Moorhead. He joins guest artist Indianapolis Symphony Principal Violist, Michael Strauss and noted St. Petersburg area piano-artist, Brent Douglas.