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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Class!

1 hour to complete
3 readings
3 readings
Welcome to this next phase of class!10m
Syllabus10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Op. 2, No. 3

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Aiming for the Gallery3m
1st mvt: Muscularity and Humor10m
1st mvt: Athleticism as the Movement's "Glue"5m
1st mvt: Cadenza!11m
2nd mvt: The Music in the Silences7m
2nd mvt: Sonic, Harmonic, and Emotional Variety10m
3rd mvt: "Scherzo" means "Joke"!7m
4th mvt: And Yet Again, The Curlicue10m
1 reading
Key Terms/Concepts: Op. 2 No. 310m
1 practice exercise
Op. 2 No. 330m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Op. 13, "Pathetique"

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
1st mvt: The Slow Introduction as a Major Addition to Sonata Form6m
1st mvt: An Exposition in Constant Upward Motion8m
1st mvt: The Introduction's Complex, Revolutionary Role9m
1st mvt: Subverting Expectations until the Bitter End5m
2nd mvt: Beethoven at his most Sublimely Lyrical9m
2nd mvt: The Emotional Power of Structural Simplicity7m
3rd mvt: Introducing an Element of Ambiguity3m
3rd mvt: Tying the Movement to the Rest of the Work, Devastatingly10m
1 reading
Key terms/concepts: Op. 13, "Pathetique"10m
1 practice exercise
Op. 13, "Pathetique"30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Op. 53, "Waldstein"

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
15 videos
1st mvt: Establishing the Character -- Immediately7m
1st mvt: Using the Mediant -- and Changing Musical History9m
1st mvt: Orchestrating on the Piano2m
1st mvt: The Darkest of Beethoven's Developments, Part 16m
1st mvt: The Darkest of Beethoven's Developments, Part 24m
1st mvt Recapitulation: Restoring Harmonic Order7m
1st mvt Coda: Hard-Earned Triumph5m
2nd mvt Introduction: Pointing the Way to the Finale, and the Late Period8m
2nd mvt Introduction: Accentuating the Sonata's "Misterioso" Nature5m
2nd mvt. Introduction: Towards a Profound Simplicity6m
2nd mvt: At Last, Harmonic Stability8m
2nd mvt: Leaving the Reverie, and Returning4m
2nd mvt: Going Briefly Off-Script7m
2nd mvt Coda: Taking the Material to its Limit7m
1 reading
Key terms/concepts: Op. 53, "Waldstein"10m
1 practice exercise
Op. 53, "Waldstein"30m

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