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Classical harmony
Western classical music evolved by absorbing various influences, including formalization of improvised traditions, growth of notation, development of tuning system and innovative approaches to form. Bach and Haendel dominated the high baroque music of the early 18th century, composing music for almost every genre. Later in the century, the music of western Europe was defined by the classic style of Mozart, with the symphony, sonata and string quartet predominating. The classical style culminated in the music of Beethoven, who is perceived as the link between the classic and romantic styles. With Wagner, romantic opera expanded in terms of orchestra, scope of subject, demands on voice and so on. Later, French composers Debussy and Ravel, whose music is based on non-functional harmonic principles, prevailed. This evening, Julie Arnulfo and Nicolas Paul present a violin and cello concert featuring immortal compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haendel, Ravel and Debussy. Hosted by The French Association, French Embassy in India and Calcutta School of Music.

Event: Western classical music concert When: Today at 7 pm Where: Calcutta School of Music, Sandré Hall

art

December 6 - December 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Beautiful Bengal, paintings by Mokhlesur Rahman (Bangladesh). Inauguration today at 6 pm. Till December 6 at Gallery Nakshatra, 2/1 Outram Street, 2nd floor; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Light of Shadow: Song of Life, solo exhibition of graphic art and collage by Annouck Lepla. Till December 9 at Spandan Art Gallery, 87 Park Street, 1st floor; 10 am - 7 pm: Paintings by Keshav Roy. Till December 9 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery; 1 pm - 7 pm: Paintings by Shivaji Das. Till December 9 at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindustan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Mixed Media, paintings and sketches by Nabendu Sengupta. Till December 10 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of sculptures by Manik Talukdar, Sunil Kumar Das and Bimal Kundu. Till December 16 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Figure in Nature, an exhibition of Indian contemporary art by 54 well-known artists. Till December 23 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park; 11 am - 7 pm: Expressions, figurative artworks by 33 contemporary artists.

drama

Till December 9 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Durgadas Smriti Sangha hosts Duragadas Natyotsav. Today: Charbak presents Chalo Patal Tuli. Dir: Arindam Ganguli. December 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: Nandikar presents its latest productions, Lila Mazumder’s Natun Chhele Natabar (dir: Goutam Halder) and Ashapurna Devi’s Raater Kutum (an ensemble production). December 6 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB-201 Salt Lake; 6 pm and December 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Satyaasatya, presented by Gandhar. Dir: Shyamal Chakravorty. December 7 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Chokh’s latest production Atahkim Mahayuddha. December 8 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop’s latest production Matir Gobhire. Drama & direction: Ashoke Mukhopadhyay.

performing arts

December 6 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB-201 Salt Lake; 5 pm: EZCC’s Loknritya Samaroh features Bhangra folk dances of Punjab. December 7 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: BMS presents an evening with Jayanta Bose, a concert of experimental items. Guest appearances by Kumar Bose, Debojyoti Bose, Kushal Das and Ablu Chakraborty. December 7 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Folk dances of Gujarat (garba), Andhra Pradesh (lambadi) and Punjab (bhangra). December 8 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents a sitar recital by Ustad Nishat Khan, with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on the tabla. December 9 at Sarat Sadan, Howrah, Hall #1; 5 pm: HSBC Employees’ Union Cultural Committee celebrates its diamond jubilee with a programme featuring songs by Raghab Chattopadhyay and play Thakurmar Jhuli by Calcutta Choir (dir: Kalyan Sen Barat).

talk

December 6 at the auditorium of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; 4 pm: Prof Ananda Mohan Chakraborty will deliver the foundation day lecture on Innovations, Intellectual Property Creation and New Business Development & Management. December 6 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: Georges Van Vrekhem will speak on The Importance of the Second World War. December 6 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Ramaranjan Mukherji will speak in Sanskrit on Bhavabhutir Uttararamacharit. December 6 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6 pm: Amiya Prasad Chakraborty will discourse on The Life and Teachings of Balaram Basu.

photographs

Till December 6 at Akar Prakar, P-238 Hindustan Park; 12 noon - 8 pm: Agree to Differ: Positions of Contemporary Photography from Bremen — works by the students of College of Arts, Bremen. Till December 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, West & New South galleries; 3 pm - 8 pm: Eighth exhibition of photographs by Third Eye .

FESTIVAL

Till December 15: Virasat 2006, SPICMACAY’s on-going festival features (today) Screening of Sonar Kella at M.P. Birla Foundation School (12 noon - 2.30 pm), santoor recital by Tarun Bhattacharya at Abhinav Bharti High School (12.30 pm - 2 pm) and puppet theatre by Sudip Gupta at Vivekananda Mission School (2.30 pm - 4 pm).

campaign

Till December 10: Swayam, DRIK India and IAWRT host The International Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls through mass awareness programmes. Today: Workshop with community women on Women’s Rights and Violence Against Women (Chetla; 2 pm - 5.30 pm) and Visible Work, Invisible Women, a photography exhibition by P. Sainath (Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm).

EXHIBITION

December 6 at Prana, 13/3 Ballygunge Circular Road; 6 pm: Prana Lifestyle presents latest Mughal jewellery collection from the house of Bharany’s, New Delhi.

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