When: Wednesdays, Feb 3 – Mar 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Rincon Congregational Church
Cost: $165.00 for 6 session(s)
Instructor: Alexander Tentser : Alex Tentser studied piano performance at the celebrated Gnessin Music Institute in Moscow.
The Age of Reason produced the art of symmetry, balance and proportion, manifested in the works of three greatest classical era composers – Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
Through a combination of lecture and piano performance, you’ll learn about the piano works of the highest order from the late, innovative sonatas by Haydn, to magnificent concertos by Mozart, and prophetic last sonatas by Beethoven. Discover how the composers’ personalities shaped their art, and discuss the influences they had upon each other’s work. Hear the “storm and stress” era expressed strongly in their works and appreciate their virtuosic potential as exercised fully in their piano concertos. The music will be richly illustrated and analyzed in detail.
Week 1: Haydn’s late piano sonatas and piano trios
Week 2: Mozart’s early concertos and sonatas
Week 3: Mozart’s mature piano concertos and his operatic style
Week 4: Beethoven’s early piano works
Week 5: Beethoven’s “heroic” period
Week 6: Beethoven’s late piano sonatas
Register for Piano Works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
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