Defining the String Quartet II: Beethoven
- This course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of Ludwig van Beethovenâs music by exploring a genre at the very core of h... mehr...
This course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of Ludwig van Beethovenâs music by exploring a genre at the very core of his development as a composer: the string quartet. Evenly distributed among the periods into which his life and work are customarily divided, his 16 quartets offer a broadly representative record of his changing musical language. The six quartets of the first period follow closely in the footsteps of Beethoven's teacher Haydn, the acknowledged âfather" of the genre; the five quartets of the middle period significantly expand musical form as well as the range of dramatic expression; the remaining five quartets, written in the composer's idiosyncratic "late style," take the genre to unheard-of levels of innovation.weniger
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- Taught by music historian and Stanford Professor Stephen Hinton in collaboration with the university's ensemble-in-residence, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, youâll be given a critical overview of Beethovenâs quartets and their reception history. Using a mix of lectures, discussions and copious demonstrations, Professor Hinton will focus in detail on three complete quartets: one early, one middle, and one late. As a special course feature, youâll view live performances by the SLSQ recorded in Stanford's Bing Concert Hall.
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