The Beatles are the most famous rock group in history. The reasons for this are musical as well as cultural and we will look at the two elementssimultaneously. Their late period songs from 1968-70 will be studied, with analysis of the musical and lyrical content and structural elements. What musical styles do the songs address? What were their musical influences? In what ways did their music change over the years? Why were the Beatles so popular and influential?
Stephen Schultz plays solo and principal flute with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica. He is teaching professor in music history and flute at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble.