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Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 hours to complete
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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 Part 4 of Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Op. 2, No. 2

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 56 min)
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Op. 10, No. 3

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 77 min)
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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Op. 28

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min)
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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