MSC 3003 - Music in the Classic Period

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 4-190
Class 14Thursday, March 19

Welcome Back!

Reading Assignment

We have a new reading on Beethoven and the intellectual climate of 18th-century Germany. Jan Swafford, Beethoven, Anguish and Triumph, 40-55.

Assignment #3: Beethoven's Childhood

First, look at my online unit on Beethoven's earliest years. Then answer four questions for Assignment #3.

This one should really be extremely easy. :)

It is due before Class 18 (Thurs, April 2).

Assignment #4: Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1

I have another page of material that covers this piece very thoroughly with annotated videos and audio commentary. This takes the place of the kind of thing I'd normally do in class. Then, Exercise #4 asks you eight questions about it.

This one is also due before Class 18 (Thurs, April 2).

Still on the agenda

I owe you at least one more Beethoven reading, a take-home exam, a guide for your paper project, and a bibliography for said project.