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Twentieth Century Music
Feb
24
to Apr 13

Twentieth Century Music

Twentieth-century music is no longer “contemporary” music; it has become yet another complex and multifaceted notch along the continuum of musical history. We can now examine with reasonable objectivity the influence and permanence of a diverse range of composers...

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Beethoven and Schubert: The Sonatas and Quartets
Jun
23
to Aug 11

Beethoven and Schubert: The Sonatas and Quartets

For Beethoven, the sonata was his laboratory or workshop. It was the genre in which he experimented with his most audacious and original ideas, while the quartet decisively marks the culmination of each of his “three periods.” Schubert’s sonatas and quartets express his utterly complementary character in regard to Beethoven. Download Syllabus

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The Great Virtuosos and the Romantic Concertos
Apr
2
to May 21

The Great Virtuosos and the Romantic Concertos

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The swashbuckling careers of Liszt, Rubenstein, Louis Moreau, Gottschalk, and Paganini will be placed in the context of the evolution of the virtuoso concerto. Modern-era virtuosos such as Vladimir Horowitz will also be included, as will obscure and contemporary concertos. Syllabus.

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