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Approx. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The World of the String Quartet

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 65 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
A Musical Revolution3m
String Quartet History6m
Introducing the Aizuri Quartet4m
Aizuri Demonstration: Beethoven Op. 18, No. 18m
SCHUBERT "Rosamunde" Quartet, First Movement8m
TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No.1, Slow Movement8m
DVORAK "American" Quartet, Scherzo Movement5m
BEETHOVEN "Razumovsky" Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3, Finale12m
The Power Of The String Quartet1m
With No Strings Attached: Question #11m
10 readings
Syllabus10m
Meet the Class10m
The Meaning of Four10m
A Quartet Sampler10m
Performance: BEETHOVEN Op. 59, No. 310m
Listening List10m
3 Short Questions10m
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10m
Explore More10m
Program 1 Transcripts10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 1-110m
Quiz 1-210m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Founders: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 73 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Learning Library7m
The Four-Movement Quartet5m
Haydn's Joke6m
Mozart's "Wrong" Notes8m
Romeo, Juliet, and Beethoven7m
Six Mesmerizing Movements7m
Nuts and Bolts: First Movement--Beethoven, Op. 1307m
Aizuri Demonstration: Beethoven, Op. 130, Movt. 19m
Nuts and Bolts: First Movement--Beethoven, Op. 1314m
Schuppanzigh to the Guarneri Quartet6m
With No Strings Attached: Question #21m
6 readings
Glossary10m
Performance: Beethoven, Op. 13010m
Performance: Beethoven, Op. 13110m
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10m
String Quartet Guide10m
Program 2 Transcripts10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 2-110m
Quiz 2-210m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Humanists: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Death and Schubert7m
Nuts and Bolts: Slow Movement--Schubert, "Death and the Maiden"9m
Aizuri Demonstration: 2nd Movt. Cello Variation5m
Op. 13, an Homage to Beethoven3m
Is It True?2m
A Youthful, Masterful Quartet6m
Aizuri Demonstration: Telling Op. 80's Story8m
Schumann's Birthday Gift To Clara5m
Schumann's Lofty Standards2m
Brahms, Patient and Persevering3m
Upholding Tradition4m
Conversation: Fewer Quartets10m
Joachim to the Busch String Quartet3m
With No Strings Attached: Question #31m
5 readings
Glossary10m
Performance: Schubert, "Death and the Maiden" Quartet10m
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10m
String Quartet Guide10m
Program 3 Transcripts10m
3 practice exercises
Quiz 3-110m
Quiz 3-28m
Quiz 3-310m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Internationalists, Part 1: Smetana, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Bartok

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 69 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Conversation: National Identity and Music7m
A Tone Picture of Smetana's Life10m
Absolutely Dvorak12m
Tchaikovsky's Melancholy Tale7m
In The Gardens of St. Petersburg with Borodin7m
The Borodin and Kolisch Quartets8m
Nuts and Bolts: Scherzo Movement--Bartok, Quartet No. 56m
Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 55m
With No Strings Attached: Question #41m
6 readings
Glossary10m
Bonus--Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 610m
Performance: Bartok, Quartet No. 510m
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10m
String Quartet Guide10m
Program 4 Transcripts10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 4-110m
Quiz 4-210m

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