Fortepiano Repertoire for Piano & Strings

Mannes School of Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Fortepiano for Piano & Strings

Fall 2019

Taught By: Audrey Axinn and Yi-Heng Yang

Section: A

CRN: 4947

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 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: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Performance (CAPR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 5:06am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:30pm - 3:10pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 350

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/3/2019