My quarterly one-day seminar is upon us! This time it’s Beethoven. I look forward to seeing some regulars and new faces.
This course will examine the evolution of Beethoven’s music; in addition to the music itself, we will focus on the sociological, political, and philosophical interactions between Beethoven’s work and the turbulent events of his era, such as the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. Ultimately, the course aims to foster the acquisition of a deep sense of context for the listener, and to provide students with the skills and strategies needed for a deeper understanding of serious music.