Online course: The piano concertos of Mozart and Beethoven

Rosemary Broadbent

Mozart’s piano concertos span his life, from childhood experiments before he was ten to his final year, 1791. Although the form and the instrument were new, the concertos have been claimed as his most characteristic creation and an example of perfect balance which no other composer has achieved since.
Parts One and Two will examine these claims by a detailed look at selected concertos, illuminated by Mozart’s entertaining and forthright letters.
Parts Three and Four will investigate how Beethoven re-examined the form from first principles and created a challenging and dangerous legacy for future composers.

Dates: Fridays 25th September, 2nd, 16th & 23rd October 2020    Time: 10am -12.30pm

Online Learning Environment: Zoom (see requirements below)

Each morning will consist of two one-hour lectures with a break for coffee, during which the meeting will remain open for informal conversation.

Price per session Price for full course Minimum No. Maximum No.
£12 £44 5 24

Booking deadline:
Friday September 18th for the full series of lectures
Individual sessions: One week before the lecture date.

Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.
Contact details: Rosemary Broadbent
26 Bowden Lane, Marple, Stockport SK6 6ND
E-mail: rosemary.broadbent@st-hughs.oxon.org
Tel: 07801 491031

Requirements: Participants will need a desktop computer, laptop or tablet with speakers and, preferably, a webcam (usually built in to laptops and tablets). The Zoom application is free to participants and can easily be downloaded. On request, the lecturer will arrange a practice session before the first lecture to ensure that you can connect. Participants without a webcam will be able to watch and listen to the presentations, and contribute to discussion by typing into the chat function.

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