Fortepiano Repertoire for Piano & Strings

College of Performing Arts: Mannes

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Fortepiano for Piano & Strings
Fall 2024
Taught By: Audrey Axinn
Section: A

CRN: 12488

Credits: 2

This class explores many different aspects of late 18th and early 19th-century style and notation practices of solo piano and string/piano duo repertoire, and repertoire for solo voice with piano through playing classical repertoire on a reproduction c. 1790 Walter model fortepiano. Playing works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert on a fortepiano leads to strikingly different interpretations of works we feel we already know well. The fortepiano feels and behaves differently than a modern piano, forcing students to think deeply about tempi, phrasing and the grammar of classical-era musical language. The fortepiano will be tuned to A-440 for the ease in the string players in the class. This course is meant to be practical and applicable for students to enhance their understanding of classical-era repertoire as performers and teachers.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Mannes (MAN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Group Lessons (G)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:48am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 11:00am - 12:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 350
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024