Course: Analysis of the Orchestral Repertoire
Lesson, 2 hours weekly course
The course will be held in English
Name of lecturer: Mr. Israel Sharon
Description of course
This course offers students who play in the school's orchestra an analytic study of the pieces and movements included in the repertory this year. General issues of historical background, style and genre will serve as a starting point to the analytic discussion, which will focus on form, rhythm, harmony, melody, motivic design and other relevant aspects of the selected pieces.
In addition , the students will be introduced to various links between analytic procedures and performance/interpretation, so that they will acquire musical tools which will help them develop abilities to approach a musical work independently.
Regular attendance and participation
70% final paper; 30% class participation
The subject of each lesson will be determined by the relevant concert program of the school's symphony orchestra .
The scores will serve as the course's textbook.
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 550 “Jupiter”
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43