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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

welcome to class

3 readings
3 readings
Welcome!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Op. 10 No. 1

11 videos (Total 63 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
Opus 10 number 1: Extremes of Tempo and Character1m
1st Movement: Pulse as a Source of Character9m
1st Movement: High Drama within the Conventions of the Time2m
1st Movement: A Development with New Material4m
1st Movement: Hammer Blows in c minor4m
2nd Movement: An Adagio Oasis9m
2nd Movement: A Coda that Expands the Movement’s Scope8m
3rd Movement: Prestissimo!5m
3rd Movement: Short-Short-Short-LONG3m
3rd Movement: Beginning with Defiance; Ending with Mystery7m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 10, No. 128m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Op. 22

7 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
1st Movement: Wit and Athleticism7m
1st Movement: Playing by the Rules8m
2nd Movement: An Aria on the Piano7m
2nd Movement: Effortless Mastery6m
3rd Movement: A Rhythmic Link to the Rest of the Work5m
4th Movement: A Grazioso Goodbye to the Earliest Period12m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 2230m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

op. 31 no. 2

10 videos (Total 69 min), 1 quiz
10 videos
1st Movement: A Recitative hat is not a Recitative; An Introduction that is not an Introduction7m
1st Movement: A Confrontation of Opposites7m
1st Movement: The Structural Lines Grow Blurrier7m
1st Movement: And Finally, the Recitative!10m
2nd Movement: Harmonic and Emotional Stability at Las3m
2nd Movement: Evoking Voices and Instruments7m
2nd Movement: Exploring the Piano’s Extreme Registers3m
3rd Movement: A Slow-Moving Perpetual Motion9m
3rd Movement: Anxiety and Ambuguity8m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 31, No. 230m
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Top reviews from Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Part 3

By RMFeb 23rd 2018

I've studied classical piano for years, as a kid and now as an old person. I've never experienced anything in music so nicely combining the enlightening and the exhilarating.

By VSFeb 24th 2018

The instructor and the course are fantastic! I would highly recommend this installment of Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas (as well as the previous two).

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Jonathan Biss

Neubauer Family Chair in Piano Studies
Performance Faculty

About Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. One of the most selective schools in the United States, Curtis accepts four percent of applicants each year on average. A tuition-free policy ensures that talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission. With a small student body of about 175, Curtis ensures that each young musician receives an education of unparalleled quality, distinguished by personalized attention from a celebrated faculty and a “learn by doing” philosophy. Curtis students hone their craft through more than 200 orchestra, opera, and solo and chamber music offerings each year in Philadelphia and around the world....

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