Piano Literature: Classical to Contemporary
This course will explore piano literature from late Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary periods of music history including composer surveys, analysis, aural and score recognition, performances and performance practices. The goal of this course is for each student to gain a broad understanding of the subject and develop a love for the rich heritage of the medium. A major purpose of the course is to instill in students a curiosity essential for lifetime discovery. Thorough knowledge and appreciation of the piano repertoire is crucial for a successful career in performance and teaching.