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The World of the String Quartet

Welcome to the World of the String Quartet, where you will hear the extraordinary stories behind great repertoire, discover renowned performers' experiences, and develop keen insight as a listener. This first program samples stunning repertoire from some of the most significant composers: Ravel, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák. What power can four instruments hold?

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11 vidéos (Total 65 min), 10 lectures, 2 quiz
11 vidéos
Welcome4 min
A Musical Revolution3 min
String Quartet History6 min
Introducing the Aizuri Quartet4 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Beethoven Op. 18, No. 18 min
SCHUBERT "Rosamunde" Quartet, First Movement8 min
TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No.1, Slow Movement8 min
DVORAK "American" Quartet, Scherzo Movement5 min
BEETHOVEN "Razumovsky" Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3, Finale12 min
The Power Of The String Quartet1 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #11 min
10 lectures
Syllabus10 min
Meet the Class10 min
The Meaning of Four10 min
A Quartet Sampler10 min
Performance: BEETHOVEN Op. 59, No. 310 min
Listening List10 min
3 Short Questions10 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
Explore More10 min
Program 1 Transcripts10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 1-110 min
Quiz 1-210 min
Semaine
2
3 heures pour terminer

The Founders: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

We begin exploring string quartets during the Classical Era, when balanced structure emphasized variety, contrast, and drama. Discover the starting point of four democratic and personal string voices—and, before long, its development—with Haydn (Op. 33, No. 2, "The Joke"), Mozart (K. 465, "Dissonance"), and Beethoven (Op. 18, No. 1; Op. 130; and Op. 131). There was a dramatic change in performance from Beethoven's time to our own era. How did that happen?

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12 vidéos (Total 73 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
12 vidéos
Learning Library7 min
The Four-Movement Quartet5 min
Haydn's Joke6 min
Mozart's "Wrong" Notes8 min
Romeo, Juliet, and Beethoven7 min
Six Mesmerizing Movements7 min
Nuts and Bolts: First Movement--Beethoven, Op. 1307 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Beethoven, Op. 130, Movt. 19 min
Nuts and Bolts: First Movement--Beethoven, Op. 1314 min
Schuppanzigh to the Guarneri Quartet6 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #21 min
6 lectures
Glossary10 min
Performance: Beethoven, Op. 13010 min
Performance: Beethoven, Op. 13110 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 2 Transcripts10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 2-110 min
Quiz 2-210 min
Semaine
3
3 heures pour terminer

The Humanists: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms

Personal expression infused Romantic Era compositions, including the string quartets of Schubert (D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"), Mendelssohn (Op. 13 and Op. 80), Schumann (Op. 41, No. 3), and Brahms (Op. 51, No. 1). Yet in the generation after Beethoven's towering genius, composers wrote fewer quartets. Why? And where did the followers of Beethoven take the quartet next?

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15 vidéos (Total 76 min), 5 lectures, 3 quiz
15 vidéos
Death and Schubert7 min
Nuts and Bolts: Slow Movement--Schubert, "Death and the Maiden"9 min
Aizuri Demonstration: 2nd Movt. Cello Variation5 min
Op. 13, an Homage to Beethoven3 min
Is It True?2 min
A Youthful, Masterful Quartet6 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Telling Op. 80's Story8 min
Schumann's Birthday Gift To Clara5 min
Schumann's Lofty Standards2 min
Brahms, Patient and Persevering3 min
Upholding Tradition4 min
Conversation: Fewer Quartets10 min
Joachim to the Busch String Quartet3 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #31 min
5 lectures
Glossary10 min
Performance: Schubert, "Death and the Maiden" Quartet10 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 3 Transcripts10 min
3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 3-110 min
Quiz 3-28 min
Quiz 3-310 min
Semaine
4
2 heures pour terminer

The Internationalists, Part 1: Smetana, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Bartok

Beyond German-speaking countries, composers adapted the string quartet to their own cultures—some more so than others. National traits, as well as personal stories, emerge in the heartfelt works of Smetana ("From My Life"), Dvořák (Op. 105), Tchaikovsky (Op. 22), Borodin (No. 2), and Bartók (No. 5). How does this very individual music convey its national identity?

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10 vidéos (Total 69 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
10 vidéos
Conversation: National Identity and Music7 min
A Tone Picture of Smetana's Life10 min
Absolutely Dvorak12 min
Tchaikovsky's Melancholy Tale7 min
In The Gardens of St. Petersburg with Borodin7 min
The Borodin and Kolisch Quartets8 min
Nuts and Bolts: Scherzo Movement--Bartok, Quartet No. 56 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 55 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #41 min
6 lectures
Glossary10 min
Bonus--Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 610 min
Performance: Bartok, Quartet No. 510 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 4 Transcripts10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 4-110 min
Quiz 4-210 min
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5
3 heures pour terminer

The Internationalists, Part 2: Debussy, Ravel, Barber, Shostakovich, and Britten

Our international tour continues with France (Debussy and Ravel) and the United States (Barber, Op. 11), a return to the former Soviet Union (Shostakovich, Op. 110), and then to England (Britten, Op. 94), as we follow string quartet stories and techniques from the 1800s into the 1900s. The discoveries of this recent past are preserved by the professional string quartets who worked with these brilliant composers. What do we learn from them—and, from our very own era, the career reflections of the Guarneri Quartet members?

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14 vidéos (Total 112 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
14 vidéos
Debussy's "Impressionism"7 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Debussy's Scherzo Movement5 min
Comparing Debussy and Ravel12 min
A Masterpiece From Ravel9 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Ravel's Scherzo Movement6 min
Nuts and Bolts: Scherzo Movements--Debussy and Ravel8 min
Barber's Adagio for the Heart8 min
A Stunning Shostakovich Quartet12 min
Britten's Dying Chord12 min
Composers and Quartets10 min
Guarneri Conversation: Beginnings8 min
Guarneri Conversation: Four Egos, One Musical Conversation3 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #51 min
6 lectures
Glossary10 min
Performance: Debussy, Op. 1010 min
Performance: Ravel, Quartet in F minor10 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 5 Transcripts10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 5-110 min
Quiz 5-210 min
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6
4 heures pour terminer

The Explorers: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Ives, Cage, and Reich

This program's quartets were written during the 20th century, a time of technological exploration and avant-garde expression. Visionary composers such as Schoenberg (Op. 10), Webern (Op. 5), Berg (Lyric Suite), Ives (No. 1), Cage (String Quartet in Four Parts), and Reich (Different Trains) used four string instruments in ways far different than Haydn. What did these composers dare to do, and how does one play works that present an entirely new and unexplored language?

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16 vidéos (Total 131 min), 6 lectures, 2 quiz
16 vidéos
Schoenberg at the Threshold7 min
Atonality and Expressionism8 min
Nuts and Bolts: Finales, Schoenberg5 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 2, IV. Entruckung9 min
Webern In Miniature8 min
Berg's Dissonant Love Story15 min
Conversation: The Second Viennese School10 min
Conversation: American Modernists7 min
Hymns a la Ives11 min
Nuts and Bolts: Finales--Ives, Quartet No. 13 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Quartet No. 1, IV. Allegro marziale7 min
Cage's Four Seasons11 min
Rail Travel with Reich8 min
Premieres by Kolisch, Rose, and Kronos10 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #61 min
6 lectures
Glossary10 min
Performance: Schoenberg, Op. 1010 min
Performance: Ives, Quartet No. 110 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 6 Transcripts10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 6-110 min
Quiz 6-210 min
Semaine
7
2 heures pour terminer

Space Odyssey, the Next Frontier

We look ahead by first looking back: grappling with the dizzying innovation of Beethoven's late quartets (Op. 130 and the Great Fugue), which challenge performers and listeners still. Then we leap forward to the digital premiere of David Ludwig's breathtaking "Pale Blue Dot," performed by the Dover Quartet, for whom it was written in 2014. To what new frontiers will the seemingly simple yet endlessly varied combination of two violins, a viola, and a cello, take us next?

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8 vidéos (Total 53 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
8 vidéos
Back To Beethoven1 min
Forever Contemporary9 min
A Complex Struggle15 min
Aizuri Demonstration: Beethoven, Op. 130 Cavatina11 min
Conversation: Confessions of Beethoven6 min
Pale Blue Dot Preview1 min
With No Strings Attached: Question #74 min
5 lectures
Glossary10 min
Digital Premiere: Pale Blue Dot by David Ludwig10 min
I Know the Answer (I Think) to With No Strings10 min
String Quartet Guide10 min
Program 7 Transcripts10 min
1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 7-110 min
10 minutes pour terminer

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par BKOct 5th 2015

This course was incredibly interesting and greatly informative! I am an amateur violinist and loved the historical information about the composers and the demonstrations by the Aizuri Quartet.

par TVNov 3rd 2015

This is a great course. The professors are wonderful and they clearly have a tremendous love (which they pass on to their pupils) of the subject matter. Week six blew my mind.

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Arnold Steinhardt

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Dr. Mia Chung

Instructor of Interpretive Analysis
Musical Studies

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