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Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 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 6 of Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Opp. 14 and 49

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 71 min)
11 videos
Op. 49 No. 2, 1st movement6m
Op. 49 No. 2, 2nd movement5m
Op. 49 No. 1, 1st movement5m
Op. 49 No. 1, 2nd movement4m
Op. 14 No. 1, 1st movement11m
Op. 14 No. 1, 2nd movement7m
Op. 14 No. 1, 3rd movement5m
Op. 14 No. 2, 1st movement8m
Op. 14 No. 2, 2nd movement7m
Op. 14 No. 2, 3rd movement7m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz - Opp. 14 and 49 - Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Op. 31 No. 3

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 73 min)
10 videos
1st mvt: An Opening that is Ambiguous, Wistful, and Mercurial9m
1st mvt: A Constant Dialogue between Seriousness and Play6m
1st mvt: A Return – and an Entire Movement – with an Emotional Question Mark9m
2nd mvt: A Modified Scherzo from the World of Opera8m
2nd mvt: Comedy and a bit of Melodrama5m
3nd mvt: A Menuet Playing the Role of a Slow Movement9m
4th mvt: A Joyous Depiction of a Hunt10m
4th mvt: Drama and Comedy, Butting Heads4m
4th mvt: A Coda That Revisits Many of the Work’s Concerns5m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz - Op. 31 No. 3 - Quiz
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Op. 54

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 53 min)
10 videos
In the Middle of the Heroic Middle Period, a Work of High Quirkiness4m
A Sonata of Two Movements – One More Irregular than the Other2m
1st mvt: A Menuet that is a bit Foursquare…7m
1st mvt: …and a Trio that Goes Hog-wild…8m
1st mvt: …and Finally, a Coda that Gives the Movement Emotional Heft7m
2nd mvt: A Slow-moving Perpetual Motion2m
2nd mvt: Rock-steady Motion; Peculiar Harmonic and Rhythmic Detail8m
2nd mvt: A Second Repeat Highlighting this Work’s Sly Strangeness6m
2nd mvt: The Movement’s Potential Energy, Thrillingly Unleashed3m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz - Op. 54 - Quiz

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