Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $240
Regular Price (after May 19): $264
There are many fascinating aspects of the violin to study: the history of the instrument, the secrets of its great luthiers who crafted instruments considered to be the summit of artistry, legendary violinists from the past and rock stars of the present like Heifetz, Stern, Perlman, and Pine, and the rich repertoire inspired by the violin. In this seminar we will explore the violin’s history, listen to great music it has inspired in diverse styles, and compare recordings of celebrated violinists, past and present, performing these works. We will study works by J.S.Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, plus orchestra works by Rimsky-Korsakov and R. Strauss, featuring violin solos for the concertmaster. Eight sessions.
Stephanie Ettelson, known for her preconcert lectures and adult classes in all areas of classical music for more than four decades, brings a unique perspective to "The Art of Listening" as a violinist, music educator, and critic.
Recommended resources and reading:
- The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music (Randel) or The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music (Apel & Daniel)
- The Enjoyment of Music by Joseph Machlis
- The Joy of Music by Leonard Bernstein
- Music Dictionary 101 app - free download
Listen to J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in E Major, Concerto in D minor for two violins; Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin before the first class session. These recordings can be found in iTunes or on YouTube.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.