Aug 23, 2016
Fascinating trip through the marvellous Beethoven sonatas.\n\nAlthough I love them since many years, I'm very happy to see that It's always possible to progress.\n\nMany thanks Jonathan.
Oct 16, 2015
I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants to look DEEPER into music. Believe me, after you are done with this course. You will see classical music completely different.
par Harry Y•
Jan 26, 2019
Jonathan Biss communicates, so profoundly, the essence of the musical experience. He does it with consummate authority, both as an exceptional pianist and as a lover of Beethoven's music. So many MOOC courses end up sagging. This one never sags; it soars to and through its finale.
par Joe A•
Jan 06, 2019
The lecturer lives and breaths Beethoven. Highly recommended.
par elizabeth c•
Feb 07, 2019
par Adrienne F•
Aug 26, 2018
This course presents a totally interesting view of the Beethoven Sonatas, zeroing in on a few of them since an exhaustive view would take so many more hours to present. Jonathan Biss is a wonderful pianist and lecturer and the course is fascinating. It has helped me tremendously in both my enjoyment of the importance and variety of the sonatas and in re-evaluating my own performances. Thank you so much for this insight, Jonathan Biss - it is invaluable.
par Steven P•
Aug 12, 2017
Just fantastic. Love the info and love the playing!
par Miriam P S•
Jan 30, 2016
Fantastic, excellent musician and incredible mastery of the subject. I enjoyed it enormously.
par Michael S•
Feb 22, 2016
Fantastic course! Very informative.
I think the second part of the course was improved. Jonathan demonstrating more on the piano (as opposed to just explaining -- as he did more of in the first part) was a great addition.
Looking forward to Jonathan's next concert!
par William D•
May 19, 2016
Outstanding introduction to Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. It has sparked a great interest in me for these pieces.
par Gerardo C•
Sep 21, 2015
Amazing course!!! Would definitely recommend it to everyone.
par Ji Y•
Aug 15, 2015
par Joy S•
Dec 18, 2017
I signed up for this because I took a longer class on classical music and loved Beethoven week. This course did not disappoint: instructor's knowledge is comprehensive and his ability to just sit down and play any bit of Beethoven at whim is impressive. Truly enjoyed by me.
par Peter E•
Sep 02, 2015
Just superb. Is there a better, more passionate and lucid guide to this extraordinary music than Jonathan Biss? The whole series is utterly compelling. It's made me listen to and absorb the sonatas in a whole new way, and it's opened my eyes to the full scope and scale, beauty and humour of Beethoven's genius in a way I'd never imagined possible. Can't wait for more new lectures in the future.
par Richard S•
Aug 08, 2016
Enjoyable and enlightening. I found prof. Bliss' straight forward lecture style very concise and his insight and passion for the material clear.
par LUANA M L•
Sep 03, 2016
par eugenia g c t•
Jan 05, 2017
muy pronto regresare a terminarlo solo que primero debo estudiar ingles para entender el idioma
par Sebastian R B•
Dec 15, 2015
This course provides an excellent overview of Beethoven's most important piano sonatas and the innovations that he made. It is the point of view of a player, not a musicologist, and this makes the lessons quite enjoyable and closely related to the music itself. I loved it.
par Kathleen C•
Oct 22, 2015
Great lectures, great playing, excellent and enjoyable course. Thank you, Mr. Biss and Curtis Institu
par Maggie J•
Jul 25, 2016
Love love love this course!!!
Jonathan Biss is very well-acquainted with Beethoven's sonatas. His explanations are beautiful and I love how thorough he is! He goes through the fine, minute details of Beethoven's sonatas without sacrificing the zoomed-out view of Beethoven's life and influences as well.
Besides that, Biss is an extraordinary pianist and clearly loves and admires Beethoven's sonatas. I hope he'll keep on adding to this course!
Nov 07, 2015
Amazing course! I can now understand Beethoven's Sonatas in a much deeper level, as well as how performance and innovation evolved throughout time.
par Francisco P M•
Jan 09, 2017
Really interesting. Highly recommendable.
par Luis C P D l R•
Aug 14, 2015
A must-take for all classical music lovers.
Sep 24, 2015
Hughly rated course; all mélomanes" should apply!
Excellent cours d'analyse musicale. Une première pour moi et aussi l'occasion d'écouter le passionant parce que passionné Jonathan BLISS. Merci à lui, à Coursera et à l'Institut Curtis.
par Abraham L•
Sep 14, 2015
Thanks for the Wonderfull information, I love it.
Aug 18, 2015
I rediscover the beauty of Beethoven's piano sonatas through Mr. Biss clear, interesting and engaging lectures. I like the fact that he himself is a performing pianist that made all the demo very enjoyable and convincing.
Also, I did not quite understand the greatness of Beethoven's late sonatas before and now I almost cannot pass by a week without listening to one. Thanks for introducing me to the world of late period of Beethoven. Now there is much more to be explored: string quartets, piano trios, missa solemnis, etc.
par Hsiang L L W•
Mar 13, 2018
This is a fabulous course with insight to Beethoven's sonatas. I've been playing piano for 27 years, and I am learning so much from this course! It was a very enjoyable learning experience. I would recommend this course to everyone.