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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 to Part 4 of Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Op. 2, No. 2

9 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Haydn and Beethoven: Mixing the Sacred and the Profane4m
1st Movement: Wit and Graciousness6m
1st Movement: An Unexpected Emotional Range4m
1st Movement: Harmonic Adventures in the Service of Character5m
2nd Movement: Piety…6m
2nd Movement: …and Intensity7m
3rd Movement: Between Minuet and Scherzo4m
4th Movement: “Grazioso” but on a Grand Scale9m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 2 No. 2 Quiz
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Op. 10, No. 3

10 videos (Total 77 min), 1 quiz
10 videos
1st Movement: Rhythmic Displacement and Inconclusive “Endings”12m
1st Movement: Complexity and Rhythmic Trickery8m
2nd Movement: Beethoven’s First Great Tragic Slow Movement4m
2nd Movement: Breadth and Lamentation7m
2nd Movement: Intensity and Melodrama5m
2nd Movement: Anticipating the “Ghost” Trio9m
3rd Movement: After the Storm, a Gentle Menuet7m
4th Movement: A Finale of Ambivalence and Mystery6m
4th Movement: Avoiding the Straightforward, and Anticipating the Future11m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 10, No. 3
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Op. 28

7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
1st Movement: Using Rhythm and Harmony to Create a Cyclical Quality11m
1st Movement: A Development of Sudden Drama9m
2nd Movement: A Stoic Nature and Orchestral Scoring5m
2nd Movement: Emotional Power without Histrionics9m
3rd Movement: A Laconic Scherzo with Sly Humor8m
4th Movement: A Cyclical Rondo to Cap a Cyclical Sonata12m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 28 Quiz
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Top reviews from Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Part 4

By SSApr 9th 2019

Mr. Biss is a wonderful teacher. He is able to convey his love of the music as well as help is students better appreciate these sonatas. The lessons learned will carry over to all my listening.

By CWFeb 9th 2019

A most enjoyable exploration of the Beethoven Sonatas. A wonderful resource for anyone studying music or simply listening to the Sonatas for enjoyment. Highly recommended!

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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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