Cole Porter: The Elfin Wonder from Peru with Marc Strauss
Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. on ZOOM
February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13.
From before his first hit, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love),” in the 1928
Broadway musical Paris, to after his last, “True Love,” in the 1955 film
High Society, Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was
famous for his witty, urbane lyrics, breathtaking melodies, and often
censored double entendres in over 800 songs written for dozens of
Broadway shows and film musicals.
Over the five weeks of this course, Marc Strauss will present and coordinate
discussion of over fifty Great American Standard and rare Cole Porter tunes
via CD, DVD, and YouTube recordings from both Broadway and
Hollywood. Marc will help students dig deep into Porter’s musical and
lyrical artistry, as well as discuss cultural and social contexts surrounding his
personal life to provide rich insights into his songs.