2 – 4 pm
Over the past three hundred years, piano and keyboard music has been the common factor in musical development throughout the western world. We will listen to and discuss pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, the Schumanns, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Debussy, Ravel, and Liszt. We will also explore early Baroque keyboard works, nineteenth-century American composers; Scandinavian composers; and twentieth-century works.
Stephen Kleiman holds an M.M. in music composition from the University of Michigan and was an orchestra conductor in Europe and music director of the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
Parakilas, James. Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano. Yale University Press, 2002. ISBN: 030093063
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Ten sessions, $220.