Fortepiano Repertoire for Piano & Singers

Mannes School of Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Fortepiano for Piano & Singers

Spring 2021

Taught By: Yi-Heng Yang

Section: A

CRN: 5451

Credits: 2

This class explores many aspects of late 18th and early 19th-century style and notational practices through playing classical repertoire on a reproduction fortepiano. The course is open to pianists and singers and will cover both solo piano repertoire and lieder by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Studying this repertoire using a fortepiano instead of a modern piano will lead 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. Its sound is also more transparent and decays far faster than a modern instrument, allowing singers to emphasize the spoken inflections and timings of German speech in their singing.

College: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Performance (CAPR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 3:12am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 11:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 350

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021