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University of Michigan

Exploring Piano Literature: The Piano Sonata

University of Michigan via Coursera Specialization

Overview

In this 3-course specialization, learners will analyze important passages and components of the piano sonata repertoire, while gaining a solid knowledge of the sonata’s inner workings and a better sense of historical developments in the genre. Across the series, learners will dive into compositions by Scarlatti, CPE Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Medtner, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and others. These courses were filmed at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, among other locations, to showcase the depth of the sonata repertoire and the instruments that contributed to its history.

Syllabus

Course 1: The Piano Sonata: Origins to Mozart
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, you’ll be introduced to sonata form; how it works, where it came from, and how sonatas ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: The Piano Sonata: Beethoven and the Romantics
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, learners will review sonata form and learn how the piano sonata was taken to new heights ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: The Piano Sonata: Russian and 20th-21st Century Composers
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, you’ll review sonata form and learn how the piano sonata was revitalized in the 20th ... Enroll for free.

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Matthew Bengtson

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