More Beethoven and The Orchestra

Beethoven’s symphonies and overtures having already been considered, this second course returns to the orchestra with concertos for piano and violin and also turns its attention elsewhere. Chamber works of various combinations, from trios to sextets, compositions for solo piano, for voice and solo instruments with piano, and various other works such as make for wonderful listening. His life will be woven into this tapestry as well as the events and society of the time. He was a defining figure of a revolutionary age. His music has endured for two centuries. Let’s enjoy some of it!

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Periods of Beethoven’s compositional life. Early period. Piano concertos 1 and 2, String quartet 6, Horn sonata in F.
  • Early period continued: Violin sonata ‘Spring’ in F. Piano trio op. 11, Horn sextet, Cello sonatas.
  • Middle period: Violin concerto. Piano concerti 3,4,5
  • Middle period: continued: Cello sonata in A, ‘Harp’ quartet, Piano trio 7 (Ghost), Appassionata sonata, Drei Equali for four trombones, Violin sonata (Kreutzer)
  • Middle period continued: Piano sonata 26 (Les Adieux), Razumovsky quartet, Archduke trio, Appassionata sonata, In questa tomba oscura, Sehnsucht
  • Middle period continued: An die ferne Geliebt. Folksong arrangements, Five variations on Rule Britannia.
  • Late period: Diabelli Variations, Four Late Quartets, Six Bagatelles.
  • Late period continued: Piano sonatas 29-32.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Link stages of Beethoven’s life with his compositional stages.
  2. Name two works from each period.
  3. Name instruments other than the piano for which Beethoven writes.
  4. Discuss some of Beethoven’s dedications.
$232 Limited / $209

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21 Apr

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