Studio Workshop for Adults: July

July 31, 2016

Studio Workshop for Adults

Shedd Institute for the Arts, Rm 324

Sunday, July 31, 2016

5:30-6:50 p.m.

Number of Participants: 4 

 

 

July's Composer: Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827),

German Classical Composer from Bonn, Austria

 

Select Keyboard Works

32 Piano Sonatas

Bagatelles op. 33, op. 119, op. 126

Diabelli Variations

Several other Theme and Variation pieces

 

Other Works with Keyboard

5 Piano Concerti

10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano

5 Sonatas for Cello and Piano

7 Piano Trios

 

 

 

 

 

Prelude of the Day: Pathetique Sonata op. 13 no. 1 in C minor: I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio, played by Anne Fischer

 

 

Another reference recording that I didn't mention in class: Here is renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim playing the entire sonata:

 

 

Article: Struggling to Get a Tricky Passage up to Tempo? Why "Perfect" Practice May Actually be the Problem. - Noa Kageyama, PH. D.

 

Performances

Tim - A Time for Us (?) 

-Hearing the melody/music before you start

 

Josh - Phillip Glass

-Clear distinction between melody and accompaniment; requires clear hierarchy of sounds in the mind

 

Donna - Stravinsky Primo part

-Learning to love the long notes

 

Catherine

-Choosing important notes and letting every note speak

 

General feedback: Imagine hearing the sound of your instrument fill the room. Anticipate the way it pervades throughout the room before playing.

 

Other points/terms that arose in discussion

Symphony

Concerto

Sonata

Beethovenian contrasts (in dynamics especially)

 

 

 

 

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