This exciting new class will cover the development of the Symphony as the major genre of Classical orchestral music. From its roots in the 18th century, through major innovations in the 19th century, we will concentrate on Symphonic masterpieces of the 20th century.
The focus will be on specific musical characteristics of the countries and regions where the composers lived. We will cover the instrumentation and harmonic and melodic characteristics of each symphony. Most importantly, we will dive into the programmatic and emotional content of the music created by these masters.
Class meets on Thursdays, July 9 - July 30 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm