MUS 5631 - Beethoven Sonatas for Solo Piano, Violin, & Cello
Beethoven's sonatas are central to the violin, cello, and piano repertoires, and they will be examined in relation to the composer's life, times, and developing style. Scholarly books and articles, mostly musicological but also analytical, will provide the stimulus for understanding these works. The implications of such scholarly investigations for performance will also be a running theme of the course. Attention will therefore be given to performance practice issues as well as some difficult editorial and notational problems associated with the scores.Pre-requisite: Graduate student in Music or instructor consent. Enrollment Requirements: Mus grad major.