When: Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Mar 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Rincon Congregational Church
Cost: $195.00 for 8 session(s)
Instructor: Alex Tentser
This new course will concentrate on eight individual compositions for piano by great masters. Each class meeting will be dedicated to one composer. We will discuss style developments, innovative approaches and historical influences as manifested in their works. The pieces chosen for demonstration and performance represent the most historically and artistically valuable contributions by the great composers of the 18th and 19th century. As we listen to their masterpieces, we will also look at their personal life stories, the historical and cultural environment in which they lived, and their relationship to each other. Combining lecture with piano performances by the instructor, this class will expand your understanding of familiar works.
Week 1: Goldberg Variations by Bach
Week 2: Sonata Appassionata by Beethoven
Week 3: Wanderer Fantasy by Schubert
Week 4: Carnaval by Schumann
Week 5: Polonaise-Fantaisie by Chopin
Week 6: Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt
Week 7: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel by Brahms
Week 8: Piano Concerto in B-flat minor by Tchaikovsky
Register for Great Piano Masterpieces of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Online registration has been closed for this class. Please call (520) 777-5817 for availability.