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The Piano Sonata: Beethoven and the Romantics (Coursera)

Nov 28th 2022
The Piano Sonata: Beethoven and the Romantics (Coursera)
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In this course, learners will review sonata form and learn how the piano sonata was taken to new heights by Ludwig van Beethoven. We’ll discover together how the generation that followed interpreted Beethoven’s achievements and put them into practice in their own unique ways. From there, we will explore [...]

First Nights: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Program Music in the 19th Century (edX)

Learn about Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, an iconic Romantic symphony that ushered in an era of narrative “program music.” Six years after the premiere of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, composer Hector Berlioz sought to make use of the symphonic genre, but on his own terms. Indeed, he wrote not [...]