The Message in Music: Resolutions
After introducing the theme of the episode, Resolution, Micah Rubinstein quickly hops into The Leaves of Virginia from the musical, 1776. Sergei Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C# Minor is also played. Micah discusses the importance of consonance and dissonance in music and provides examples. He also provides a demonstration from Victor Borge using punctuation as a means of resolution. Micah Rubinstein presents My Fair Lady’s I have Grown Accustomed to Her Face and an example of coming to a resolution. Guilty Verdict, from the film To Kill a Mockingbird is also presented. Micah Rubinstein plays a piece from the film, On the Waterfront by Leonard Berstein, that he feels captures the essence of resolution. The show finishes with Bob Marley singing I Can See Clearly Now.