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IP303 (in-house) Mendelssohn, Schumann, and the Romantic Spirit
Monday, August 16, 2021, 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM
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Halpern Room. We will explore some of the most beloved musical works by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) and Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Instructor: Nicolas Krusek. (See full description below.)
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Note: Capacity could be increased depending on provincial Covid guidelines.
Minimum to run this class is 12 people on Zoom and in-house combined.
Week 1: Mendelssohn – music history’s greatest prodigy? The String Octet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Hebrides Overture.
Week 2: Mendelssohn’s Italian and Scottish Symphonies.
Week 3: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The oratorios, St. Paul and Elijah, and questions of religious identity.
Week 4: Schumann – a litterateur among composers. His piano and chamber music, including the Piano Fantasy and Piano Quintet.
Week 5: Large-scale ambitions: the Spring Symphony and Piano Concerto.
Week 6: Greater ambitions, including the Rhennish Symphony and the oratorio, Paradise and the Peri. Schumann’s illness and death.