The Symphonic Bridge from Mozart to Beethoven

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, February 19 – April 16 (class will not meet March 26)

2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephanie Ettelson

Mozart’s final trilogy of symphonies, composed in 1788 on the eve of the French Revolution, opened the door to the Romantic Movement. As the Classic symphonic ideal gave way to the new, Beethoven built on the legacies of Mozart and Haydn and became the model for musical innovation with his Third Symphony, “Eroica,” written in 1804. Through discussion and careful listening to concertos and chamber music, we will explore the musical transition from Mozart to Beethoven.

Stephanie Ettelson has offered preconcert lectures and classes on symphonic and chamber music for more than four decades. She is an orchestral and chamber music violinist, arts writer, and music reviewer.

Materials List
Required:
No materials required.

Recommended:
Randel, Don Michael. The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music. Belknap Press. ISBN: 0674615255
OR
Apel, Willi and Ralph T. Daniel. The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music. Fine Communications, 1997. ISBN: 1567310974
OR
any dictionary of choice

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190
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