Seminar: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

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Feb 23, 2019


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


UCLA Law School, Faculty Library (Room 2326)
385 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School, Faculty Library (Room 2326)

Event Description

In addition to this seminar, Robert Greenberg will be giving a lecture entitled, “Will the Real Wolfgang Mozart Please Stand Up?” on February 21. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar with Robert Greenberg is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members.  Participants will be expected to listen to selected excerpts from Don Giovanni (which will be provided) before the seminar and be ready to discuss them.  A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at


Robert Greenberg received a BA in music, magna cum laude, from Princeton and a Ph.D. in music competition from Berkeley. He has composed over fifty works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, many of which have been performed in numerous major cities in the United States and Europe. He has been designated an official “Steinway artist” and his many additional honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and three Meet-The-Composer Grants. His music has been commissioned by, among others, the Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress, the Alexander String Quartet, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Performances, and the XTET ensemble. Greenberg has performed, taught and lectured extensively across North America and Europe. He is currently music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances, where he has lectured and performed since 1994. He has served on the faculties of UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he chaired the Department of Music History and Literature from 1989-2001. Greenberg has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Chautauqua Institute, the Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Villa Montalvo, Music @ Menlo, and the University of British Columbia. For thousands of people, he is best known as one of the most popular lecturers for the Teaching Company/Great Courses Program, for which he has recorded numerous courses on music totaling over 550 lectures.