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Our relationship to Beethoven is a deep and paradoxical one. For many musicians, he represents a kind of holy grail: His music has an intensity, rigor, and profundity which keep us in its thrall, and it is perhaps unequalled in the interpretive, technical, and even spiritual challenges it poses to performers. At the same time, Beethoven’s music is casually familiar to millions of people who do not attend concerts or consider themselves musically inclined. Two hundred years after his death, he is everywhere in the culture, yet still represents its summit. This course takes an inside-out look at the 32 piano sonatas from the point of view of a performer. Each lecture will focus on one sonata and an aspect of Beethoven’s music exemplified by it. (These might include: the relationship between Beethoven the pianist and Beethoven the composer; the critical role improvisation plays in his highly structured music; his mixing of extremely refined music with rougher elements; and the often surprising ways in which the events of his life influenced his compositional process and the character of the music he was writing.) The course will feature some analysis and historical background, but its perspective is that of a player, not a musicologist. Its main aim is to explore and demystify the work of the performer, even while embracing the eternal mystery of Beethoven’s music itself. This season's Curtis courses are sponsored by Linda Richardson in loving memory of her husband, Dr. Paul Richardson. The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation supports Curtis's lifelong learning initiatives....
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Welcome to Class!

We’re happy that you’ve joined us! The items you see here will enable you to get the most out of this course. Please note that many of the items have been updated to reflect the addition of Jonathan’s newest lectures....
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Notes from the Instructor10分钟
Syllabus10分钟
Join the Curtis Online Forum10分钟
Getting to Know You10分钟

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How Things Were

To examine the relationship Beethoven had with the piano sonata, we begin by looking at its origins. In this lecture, we will discuss the role of music generally, and of the sonata specifically, in the time of Haydn and Mozart. This lecture will also provide an introduction to the form of the sonata—to the psychological effect sonata structure has on the listener. This background will be necessary to appreciate the innovations Beethoven introduces....
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6 个视频(共 59 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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Music in the Time of Haydn and Mozart12分钟
Enter Beethoven8分钟
Sonata Form in Theory7分钟
Sonata Form in Practice14分钟
…and the Form of the Sonata8分钟
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Lesson Notes and Resources (How Things Were)10分钟
Lecture Corrections10分钟
Mr. Biss Asks...10分钟
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How Things Were20分钟

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The First Thirteen

Beethoven’s work has traditionally been divided into three or four periods. This is problematic, for various reasons, but the first 13 of the 32 sonatas do, in a sense, form a unit. This lecture will focus on Sonata No. 4, Op. 7, which is the largest and altogether one of the most impressive of the early works. Topics will include Beethoven’s use of the piano and the use of the sonata as a “vehicle” for the pianist, the ways in which this and other early sonatas conform to the model established by Haydn and Mozart and the ways in which they do not, and the foreshadowing of the fixations of the later years, while holding, at least on the surface, to the conventions of the time. Topics will include Beethoven’s use of the piano, and the use of the sonata as a “vehicle” for the pianist, the ways in which this and other early sonatas conform to the model established by Haydn and Mozart and the ways in which they do not, and the foreshadowing of the fixations of the later years, while holding, at least on the surface, to the conventions of the time....
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4 个视频(共 44 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
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Expanding the Scope of the Sonata: Op. 7, 1st Movement15分钟
Early Experiments in Metaphysics: Op. 7, 2nd Movement7分钟
Respecting and Disrespecting Tradition: Op. 7, 3rd and 4th Movements11分钟
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Lesson Notes and Resources (The First Thirteen)10分钟
Mr. Biss Asks...10分钟
Sonata from "The First Thirteen"10分钟
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The First Thirteen20分钟

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New Paths

Beethoven’s conception of the sonata was perpetually in flux, but the year 1801 is a particularly experimental one. The four sonatas Op. 26 through 28 (Nos. 14 through 17, chronologically) feature the most concrete innovations among the sonatas written up to that point, and are the focus of this lecture. There will be discussion of the relationship between the movements in a classical sonata, and the radical shift it begins to undergo at this point. We will also examine the ways in which these sonatas were influential to future generations of composers, which the earlier works, great as they are, were not. As a special feature for this lecture, a recording by a current Curtis student of the first movement of Op. 28 will be available on Curtis Performs....
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Re-shaping the Sonata: Op. 2619分钟
Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy and Sonata: Op. 27, No. 16分钟
Psychological Extremity in Music: Op. 27, No.215分钟
Subtlety and Innovation: Op. 289分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Lesson Notes and Resources (New Paths)10分钟
Lecture Correction10分钟
Mr. Biss Asks...10分钟
Sonatas from "New Paths"10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
New Paths20分钟

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Jonathan Biss

Neubauer Family Chair in Piano Studies
Performance Faculty

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The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. Innovative programs encourage students to invent 21st-century musical careers through unique "learn by doing" opportunities and over 150 performances per year in Philadelphia and around the globe. One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 165 students with personalized attention from a celebrated faculty and has produced an impressive number of notable artists since its founding in 1924. ...

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