Select 19th Century Symphonies | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

Select 19th Century Symphonies

OSH 183 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Judith Etzion

Course Description

Select symphonies are evaluated within the broader framework of the Classical legacy (esp. of Mozart and Beethoven), as well as recent 19th-century trends. The symphonies are presented in videos of live performances.   

Week 1  

Schubert: emerging from the impact of Mozart and Beethoven. “Unfinished Symphony”

Week 2

Schubert: Symphony no. 9 (The “Great”)

Week 3

Mendelssohn: from early string symphonies to the “Scottish” and “Italian” symphonies

Week 4

Berlioz: “Symphony Fantastique” and the problematics of “program” music

Week 5

Liszt: the symphonic poem; excerpts from his works

Week 6 

Brahms: the Third and Fourth Symphonies

Dr. Judith Etzion, Ph.D. in Musicology, Columbia University, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a scholar, performer,  and university professor in the USA, Israel, and Spain. She has also conducted courses in music appreciation for adult education programs for over 30 years. Dr. Etzion teaches various lifelong learning programs in South Florida. 

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