“What really makes his book a masterpiece is that it explores the stories of the people from whom the songs were collected and their fame and fate,” says Thomas Riis of CU’s American Music Research Center. “The music of Mozart is great even if you don’t know a thing about his life, but it is much more engaging when we get the biography.”
In Denver, audiences can also catch Wade at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue. Both events are free; visit colorado.edu/music or portfolio.du.edu/lamontworldmusic for details.
Mon., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2014