CLASSICAL VIENNA:

HAYDN, MOZART, AND BEETHOVEN

with Russell Steinberg, Ph.D.

5 Evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm in Westwood near UCLA 
Three Wednesdays, Two Thursdays—
October 23, 30, November 6, 14, 21

For Reservations:email Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera  The Magic Flute  and the  Requiem  mass...

Vienna at the end of the 18th century: Haydn is at the height of his powers, about to embark on a lucrative trip to London, after which he will stop in Bonn to audition his future pupil, the young Beethoven; meanwhile, Mozart furiously attempts to write himself out of poverty with his opera The Magic Flute and the Requiem mass...

Three of history’s greatest composers crossed paths, knew each other and were intimately acquainted with each other’s works. Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital in the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven developed a musical language to which all subsequent eras are still compared. These evenings explore the classical style in the context of the lives and works of all three composers. We will build listening skills that will make all classical music more approachable and enjoyable—plus a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes! Open to both new and experienced music listeners. 

Complete Series: $300 (Couples: $500)
Individual Evenings: $65

For Reservations:email 
Elaine Albert (click) or call 310-994-9354

Evening Topics

Wednesday October 23
Vienna and the Age of Enlightenment
A Changing Musical Aesthetic (Baroque to Classical)
Musical “Thumbprints” and Thumbnail bios:
Haydn the Kapellmeister
Mozart the Prodigy
Beethoven the Rebel       

Wednesday October 30
Sonata Form, the musical language of the Classic Era
Haydn Piano Sonata in C# minor
Mozart Piano Sonata  K457 in C minor (#14b)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas op.2#1; Appassionata  op. 57

Wednesday November 6
Star Vehicles: Piano Concertos of Mozart and Beethoven
Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor K491
Beethoven Piano Concerto in C minor op. 37 (Piano Concerto #3)

Thursday November 14
Symphonies of Three Grand Architects
Haydn Symphony #104 (“London”)
Mozart Symphony #41  (“Jupiter”)
Beethoven Symphony #6 ("Pastoral")

Thursday November 21
Evolution to Romanticism and Beyond
Haydn: The Creation (opening)
Mozart: String Quartet K.465 (Dissonant)
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 130

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