Preparing to Hear Masterworks: The Symphony
Fridays 1:30-3:30 pm
The symphony has become an iconic genre of classical music. This seminar traces the evolution of the form from Haydn’s seminal efforts to 20th– and 21st-century transformations. For the first five weeks, we will consider works by Haydn, Beethoven (the Eroica), Berlioz (Symphonie Fantastique), Brahms (Symphony No. 1), and Mahler (Symphony No. 9). During our final session, we will consider contributions to the genre by Charles Ives (Symphony No. 4), Vaughan Williams (Symphony No. 8), Luciano Berio (Sinfonia), and John Luther Adams (Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music).
Length: 6 weeks, 2 hour classes
Cost: $150 (No cost to UVMC individual lesson students enrolled in full 16-week term)
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Faculty: Mark Nelson