Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $240
Regular Price (after February 10): $264
Mozart's genius extends to all genres of classical music across more than 600 works composed in his short 35 years. This seminar will focus primarily on instrumental music, including symphonies, overtures, chamber music, and the solo concerto. The one exception will be the Requiem Mass – his final gift to posterity. Special insights about the patronage system, Mozart-era piano music, and other historical highlights will enhance the listening experience. The class will use comparative recordings to illustrate nuances of interpretation and develop critical listening skills. Eight sessions.
Stephanie Ettelson, well-known for her preconcert lectures and classes on symphonic and chamber music, brings a unique perspective to "The Art of Listening" as an orchestral and chamber music violinist, arts writer, and music reviewer.
Students are required to listen to selections prior to each class. There are many ways to access the necessary music: your local library, YouTube, purchasing and downloading the music.
- "Mozart: A Life" by Maynard Solomon. Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN: 978-0060883447
- For the first session, please listen to Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 (Paris) and Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 (Linz) for the first session.