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The Spirit of Classicism: Haydn, Mozart, and the Enlightenment

  • Gleacher Center North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

Pioneering a style of unparalleled versatility and expressiveness, Haydn, Mozart, and the early Beethoven created a musical repertory of elegance, wit, optimism, and logic that remains the benchmark of Western musical culture to this day. This class discusses the evolution and achievements of such genres as the Haydn symphonies and quartets, the Mozart concertos and operas, and the early Beethoven instrumental works in historical, social, and musical contexts. Plenty of contemporary sources are presented, along with a broad array of DVDs and CDs.

Thursdays 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
January 10-February 28, 2019

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