Great Symphonies of the Early Romantics

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesdays, September 24 – November 12

 2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephanie Ettelson

During its 2013-2014 season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will transverse all nine symphonies of Franz Schubert. We will explore these works along with pieces by Schubert’s contemporaries, Schumann and Mendelssohn. These early Romantic composers emphasized lyricism even as they adhered to the classical tradition, and they embodied nineteenth-century emotional expression. The composers’ styles will also be considered in the context of select overtures, incidental music, concertos, sonatas, and chamber music.

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: None

Recommended:
Music paperback dictionary, such as The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music (Randel) or The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music (Apel & Daniel)
Music Dictionary 101 app —free download

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

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $220.
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