The Genius of the Classical Era in Music (1750-1820)

We will explore the evolution of the orchestra, the formalisation of the symphonic and sonata form, Mozart’s operas and masses, the symphonies and string quartets of Haydn, the explosion in popularity of the fortepiano and the demise of the harpsichord. Finally we will discuss the first half of Beethoven’s life and his place as the bridge between the Classical and Romantic eras.

Course Details

This course finished on 14 December 2018