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    • Great Masters: Beethoven - His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 5 min
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    Have you ever wondered how the lives of great composers-especially when set against the social, political, and cultural context of their world-influences their music?After listening to this perceptive series of eight lectures on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, you will likely find that you hear his work in an entirely different way, your insight informed by new knowledge of how Beethoven was able to create masterpieces from the crises of his life.You'll learn about the years of progressive hearing loss-ultimately to produce total deafness-and the understandable agony and rage such a fate would bring upon a composer. About his deep depression over the end of his relationship with the woman he calls his Immortal Beloved. About his pathological hatred of authority, his persecution complex, even delusional behaviors.But you'll also learn how each of these crises, and many others, served to drive Beethoven inward, to reinvent himself and redeem his suffering through art, creating disruptive works of profound passion and beauty that reinvented the nature of musical expression in the Western world.

    Prix : 14,34 €

    • The Chamber Music of Mozart

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 12 h et 17 min
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    Nowhere is Mozart's maturity and mastery more apparent than in the chamber music he wrote during the last 10 years of his life. These 16 lectures take you deep inside the structure of Mozart's chamber masterworks to reveal his hand at work. This is an amazing opportunity to hear, study, and enjoy a selection of immortal musical compositions that Professor Greenberg calls "a blessing of inconceivable richness". You will learn the basic "language" that all 18th-century composers used to write Classical music. You'll also explore the subtleties of Mozart's technique as a composer: his ability to make art "artless".

    Prix : 34,61 €

    • Bach and the High Baroque

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Professor Robert Greenberg Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
    • Durée : 25 h et 5 min
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    Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant, unbridled music while still maintaining precise control of every aspect - beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony.

    Prix : 52,44 €

    • The Life and Operas of Verdi

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 24 h et 18 min
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    The Italians have a word for the sense of dazzling beauty produced by effortless mastery: sprezzatura. And perhaps no cultural form associated with Italy is as steeped in the love of sprezzatura as opera, a genre the Italians invented. No composer has embodied the ideal of sprezzatura as magnificently as Giuseppe Verdi, the gruff, self-described "farmer" from the Po Valley who gave us 28 operas and remains to this day the most popular composer in the genre's 400-year-old history.

    Prix : 52,44 €

    • Great Masters: Tchaikovsky - His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 8 min
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    Although we often think of an artist's work as a window into their own inner world, that is not always the case.In the life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, however, we can see perhaps the closest link to be found anywhere between a creative product and the shifting moods of a turbulent soul, which found its outlet through the glorious music created by the great Russian composer.To know his music, you must know the man, and this fast-moving series of eight lectures from an award-winning composer and accomplished teacher offers an insightful look into both the circumstances of Tchaikovsky's life and the impact that life had on his music.

    Prix : 14,81 €

    • Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 11 min
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    More than anyone before him-more than Beethoven, Byron, even the preternatural Paganini-it was Franz Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: that of the artist "who walks with God and brings down fire from heaven in order to kindle the hearts of humankind." An innovative composer both for his own instrument and on an orchestral scale, Liszt was without a doubt the greatest pianist of his time and perhaps the greatest of all time, stunning even the most jaded critics and listeners everywhere he went with his sheer virtuosity and almost unbelievable musical gifts-even while playing whatever instrument was available in whatever hall he could find during his arduous travels by mail coach throughout Europe. Yet even though his fame and achievement make him one of the most written about composers of the 19th century, musically he remains the least understood. And as for his life, perhaps a good place to begin is with Felix Mendelssohn's observation that Liszt's character was "a continual alternation between scandal and apotheosis." Still-for every lover of music, Liszt remains someone you must understand, and this 8-lecture series is an ideal place to begin your acquaintance with both the man and his music.

    Prix : 14,81 €

    • The Operas of Mozart

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 18 h et 21 min
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    When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791 at the age of just 35, he nonetheless left behind the defining composition in every available musical genre of his time: symphony, chamber music, masses, and above all - opera. Opera was the prestige genre of the era, and the thought of it, Mozart wrote, made him, "beside myself at once." It was a form he loved dearly, depending on it heavily for personal, professional, artistic, and financial reasons of the greatest weight.

    Prix : 41,54 €

    • Great Masters: Haydn - His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 5 min
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    Almost from the moment it was first set to paper, the music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)-technically superb, rich in quality, and widely imitated-has exemplified the Classical style, creating not only the Classical-era symphony but setting the standard, through his own 68 string quartets, against which that form has ever after been judged.And yet Haydn, despite the influence left by more than 1000 works, seems to no longer get his due, often thought of as an aged figure surpassed and overshadowed by Beethoven and Mozart, who actually credited Haydn, the only contemporary he admired, and with whom he formed a lasting and artistically fruitful friendship, with teaching him how to write string quartets. Even Beethoven, whose relationship with his compositional teacher was troubled and stormy, would never have been able to write his triumphant Ninth Symphony without the influence of Haydn's crowning achievement, the towering 1798 oratorio, Creation.Now, in a series of eight vivid lectures, you can learn to understand and appreciate the music of one of the most original and influential composers of all time as you explore his origins, influence, and greatest works.

    Prix : 14,81 €

    • Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 7 min
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    Johannes Brahms was a man of contrasts. His serious Teutonic music was balanced by joyful dance music. His kindness to working people with a biting, malicious wit reserved for those he encountered in artistic and aristocratic circles. Yet you can know this enigmatic genius though this 8-lecture series, which uses biographical information and musical commentary to link the complexities of Brahms the man with the electrifying music of Brahms the composer.

    Prix : 14,81 €

    • Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music

    • De : Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Lu par : Robert Greenberg
    • Durée : 6 h et 4 min
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    More than many other composers, Gustav Mahler's works are highly personal expressions of his inner world, a world of overwhelming alienation and loneliness. You'll learn, through both lectures and musical excerpts, how his symphonies are vast repositories of his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual expression that made him the first exponent of Expressionism, the early 20th-century art movement that celebrates inner reality as the only reality - but explored by Mahler using the musical language of the century just ended.

    Prix : 14,81 €