A few years ago, I came across a lecture series by Leonard Bernstein while looking for various recordings of Mahler’s 9th symphony on youtube. Willy nilly, I found in his first lecture an amazing analog to the classical orders of architecture in his elucidation and demonstration of notes on a scale and their natural (tempered) harmonic relationships. I ended up purchasing the 6-part dvd collection but thanks to my friend and mentor, Michael Djordjevitch, later discovered these lectures in full on youtube rather than as small segments. I hope you’ll find them as interesting and thought provoking as well, even if not sharing in total agreement in all aspects. They are a wonderful introduction to music in their own right, even if prevailing theories in subsequent years have proved the particular theory espoused therein less than water-proof.
The Unanswered Question, the 1973 Bernstein Norton Lectures :
1. Musical Phonology: