History of Music Presented by Santanu Datta

Gyaan Adab


History of Music

A Western Classical Music Appreciation Workshop
Baroque, Classical & Romantic Periods:
Music in the 17th, 18th & 19th Century

Presented by Santanu Datta


Just as the warm rays of the sun were thawing the winter morning chill on what turned out to be a very pleasant Saturday, an intimate group of participants settled down at GA for a full day workshop on the appreciation of classsical music and its roots.

The workshop was conducted by Santanu Datta and the various eras of western classical music throughout the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were covered in detail. The subject matter was as interesting as it was exhaustive and Santanu was resourceful enough to intersperse the presentation with audio and visual clippings of various significant pieces of music


Santanu Datta, composer, classical guitarist, singer and music educator, graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2011 and moved to Paris to study Western Art Music. He studied music composition, writing and aesthetics, orchestration, classical guitar and chamber music and successfully completed the prestigious Diplôme Supérieur (Masters) in Composition from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with unanimous voting of the jury in 2016. Santanu also holds DEM and LTCL in classical guitar performance and performed widely in India and France. He has received several scholarships for his studies and his compositions have been performed by musicians from all over the world.

DATE: Saturday, 25th Nov
TIME: 11 AM to 5 PM
Registration: Rs.1200/-

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