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Intermediate Level
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English

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Curtis Institute of Music

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 5 of Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Op. 27, No. 1

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min)
9 videos
Bridging the Gap Between Fantasy and Sonata6m
1st Movement: Unusual Form; Unusual Harmonic Stability7m
1st Movement: A Joyous Disturbance of the Peace8m
2nd Movement: A Scherzo of Extreme Economy and Drama6m
2nd and 3rd Movements: A Magical “attacca” Transition5m
3rd Movement: Less a Movement than a Setting of the Stage4m
4th Movement: The Rondo the Sonata Has Been Heading Towards11m
4th Movement: Further Blurring the Lines Between the Movements6m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 27, No. 1 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Op. 31, No. 1

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 73 min)
11 videos
1st Movement: Playing Poor Coordination for Laughs5m
1st Movement: A Radical Move to the Mediant6m
1st Movement: Obsessing Over his own Joke…5m
1st Movement: …And Milking it for All It’s Worth5m
2nd Movement: An Affectionate Wink at Italian Opera3m
2nd Movement: Embellishment as Parody8m
2nd Movement: From Parody to Profundity12m
3rd Movement: Rondo as Riddle6m
3rd Movement: Inspiring Schubert6m
3rd Movement: A Coda filled with Surprise8m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 31, No. 1 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Op. 106: Hammerklavier (Part 1)

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 60 min)
11 videos
Putting the “Hammer” in “Hammerklavier”2m
A Massive Work Unified by Two Motivic Fixations5m
1st Movement: An Exposition that Establishes the Work’s Scope and its Principal Concerns10m
1st Movement: A Fugal Development and a Return that Breaks Every Rule7m
1st Movement: The Work’s B/B flat Conflict, Front and Center5m
1st Movement: A Titanic Coda for a Titanic Movement5m
2nd Movement: A Compact, At Times Riotous Scherzo2m
2nd Movement: The Thirds Fixation, at its Most Concise4m
2nd Movement: A Trio that Moves from Mysterious to Maniacal…7m
2nd Movement: …and a Coda that is Yet More Maniacal4m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 106 Part 1 Quiz30m

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