The Piano Concerto
[The "official" description]
The piano has long been the musical instrument of choice for composers of classical music. From Mozart and Beethoven to Bartok and Shostakovich, piano concertos were often premiered with composers as star pianists. The piano concerto is prominent among our most important classical music compositions. This course will trace the history of the piano concerto. Each of the six sessions will feature the presentation of a complete concerto. The discussion will focus on the musical and social context behind the featured piece. We'll listen, discuss and assess some great concertos. Performances will be drawn from the vast YouTube library. Participants will be encouraged to assess, evaluate and comment on the music. This course involves lectures, listening to piano concertos, and class discussion.
Dates: May 1 – June 5 (6 sessions)
Times: Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.