Music of the Classical Period

Eighteenth century composers believed that music should be understood and appreciated by all, regardless of class or education. It’s little wonder then that the music of this period, composed by such greats as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, is so popular. This day examines the music of the classical period, its structures and forms, its historical and social context, and its principal composers. No musical knowledge is necessary.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • What is wonderful about music of the Classical period?, Classes and classics: origins of the term ‘Classical’, Social and historical background: Europe (1750-1820)
  • The art of the Classical period: we look at art and architecture of the times, and see parallel tastes in art and music
  • Musical genres of the Classical period, The rise of the concert tradition, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
  • Compositional techniques: what Classical composers were trying to achieve, and how they achieved it, Musical characteristics: what to listen for, and how to get more out of music of the Classical period
  • The birth of the symphony, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’, The Classical concerto: Variety and form, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
  • Chamber music of the Classical period: a social occasion, The beginnings of piano music, Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca
  • Opera, Mozart’s genius, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, Choral music, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. List some of the main composers of the Classical period
  2. List some music from the Classical period
  3. Describe some of the musical characteristics of the Classical period
$129 Limited / $116

<p>Eighteenth century composers believed that music should be understood and appreciated by all, regardless of class or education. It’s little wonder then that the music of this period, composed by

...
13 Aug

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .