The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music
Course: Master Composers through their Letters
Lesson, 2 hour weekly course
The course will be held in English.
Dr. Kristina Cooper
Tel: 054 4562 891
By appointment only
Regular attendance and participation, listening to music outside of class, reading material, class presentation and final exam and paper in English.
Description of Course
Master Composers through their Letters
An examination of the life and music of some of our major composers, through their letters and correspondence. Their writings enlighten us to the stories behind their music, their process, historical background and their wonderful personalities. Composers to be studied include Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Hector Berlioz, Gustav Mahler, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. Students will be asked to do reading, and will be guided through the literature and music through analysis of both. There will be listening, live performance and a class presentation.
Mid-year exam 25%
Final exam 25%
Final Paper 20%
Class Presentation 20%
Active Participation 10%
Bibliography will be delivered during the course