Compact and homogeneous, expressive and versatile, the string quartet is the preferred chamber music of composers from Haydn (who invented it as a genre) to the current day. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Janáček, Bartók, and Berg’s quartets will be examined. Syllabus
This course focuses on the national traditions often omitted in standard musical survey courses. We will introduce the English and closely-related Scandinavian tradition, and the Eastern European tradition of the Czech, Polish and Hungarian masters. Syllabus
This daylong seminar will consider crucial operatic masterpieces that transformed western music. Works are presented via piano, CD, and DVD, with cultural context as time permits. For a complete list of arias to be discussed, please see syllabus on the Graham School website. Register online.