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  1. Great Music of the Twentieth Century Sale

    Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
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    The 20th century was a breeding ground of musical innovation and transformation unlike any other era in history. Within this course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartók, Ligeti, Adès, and many others. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you’ll experience the superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times.
  2. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Sale

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (252)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to the mysterious realm of music theory—the complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers draw on. Sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent a rare opportunity for learning music theory—for understanding the processes of composition. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself enjoying...
  3. How to Listen to and Understand Opera Sale

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $44.95 $599.95 $44.95$599.95
    For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Professor Robert Greenberg can show you how you can learn to understand, appreciate—even to love—opera in just 32 lectures. With the knowledge of opera from this course, you will understand how opera is a unique marriage of words and music in which the whole is far greater than its parts. You will learn the reasons for...
  4. Music and the Brain Sale

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
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    Music is an integral part of humanity, from large societies to small tribes—but why? Music and the Brain probes this profound mystery, exploring the origins of music’s emotional powers; the connections between music and language; the links between hearing, moving, remembering, and imagining; and beyond. This interdisciplinary course combines music and cognitive science to reveal the glory of this marvelous gift.
  5. Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
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    Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music is a biographical and musical study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed more than 600 works of beauty and brilliance in just over 20 years. You'll learn about Mozart's journey from youthful prodigy to posthumous deification, his struggles for a successful career, his relationships with family, friends, and fellow composers, his musical triumphs and disasters, and...
  6. The Concerto Sale

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    A concerto is exciting in ways that no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with themes that are contrasted, varied, transformed, and developed, a concerto adds the extra dimension of human drama—the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra. In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg gives you a guided tour of the concerto from its...
  7. Chamber Music of Mozart Sale

    Chamber Music of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
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    Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances presents an outstanding opportunity to study and enjoy a variety of chamber works drawn primarily from Mozart’s golden years in Vienna, 1781–1791. The centerpiece of this 16-lecture course is the set of six Haydn string quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend, the great Joseph Haydn.
  8. Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.3 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
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    Place the life of Ludwig van Beethoven in a stronger social, political, and cultural framework with Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music. Award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg makes the case that Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music, after whom nothing would ever be the same again. You'll learn about Beethoven's dysfunctional family life,...
  9. The Symphony Sale

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    This course brings longtime Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg to a 300-year survey of the symphony with the enthusiasm, energy, and breadth of knowledge that are his trademarks. As you explore the evolution and development of this remarkable musical genre, you enjoy musical excerpts from well- known compositions in addition to some that may be new to you, along with enlightening musical and...
  10. String Quartets of Beethoven Sale

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    In The String Quartets of Beethoven, award-winning composer and celebrated Great Courses Professor Robert Greenberg guides you through the power and beauty of the maestro's 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello. This captivating new course is a rare opportunity for you to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. In twenty-four 45-minute lectures,...
  11. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Sale

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
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    Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas provide a window into his personal musical development and highlight the piano as an evolving instrument. Professor Robert Greenberg combines analysis of extensive musical excerpts with historical anecdotes, metaphors, and humor to show what goes on inside a musical composition and how Beethoven often broke all former rules to achieve a new, powerful effect.
  12. Concert Masterworks Sale

    Concert Masterworks

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Save up to $530.00 Starting at $39.95 $599.95 $39.95$599.95
    This course examines eight great concert masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Liszt. You explore the life, times, personality, and stylistic assumptions of the composers and analyze each composition's form, themes, thematic relationships, and expressive content. You will also discuss the impact on musical development of the Enlightenment aesthetic ideal, nationalism,...
  13. The Great Works of Sacred Music Sale

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
    3.8 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Discover the greatest masterworks of the sacred music tradition, from the glories of early church music to the monumental works of the modern era, in this insightful journey into Western sacred musical expression. Experience the majesty and beauty of transcendent chorales, cantatas, masses, and oratorios by composers like Bach, Handel, Brahms, and others, and learn how they shaped the current Western canon of music.
  14. Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Discover why Peter Illych Tchaikovsky exhibits as close a link as you will find anywhere between an artist's inner world and the outward products of his creative activity with Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music. Award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg reveals how, as a man, Tchaikovsky was defined by his music, which became an outlet for all the shifting moods of his turbulent soul. Tchaikovsky...
  15. Great Masters: Mahler-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Mahler-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
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    More than many other composers, Gustav Mahler's works are highly personal expressions of his inner world—one characterized by an overwhelming sense of alienation and loneliness. Great Masters: Mahler—His Life and Music is a biographical and musical study of Mahler, who, along with being a composer, was the greatest opera conductor of his time. Professor Robert Greenberg's lectures bring to life this...
  16. Bach and the High Baroque Sale

    Bach and the High Baroque

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $44.95 $599.95 $44.95$599.95
    The music of Johann Sebastian Bach fuses emotional power, religious devotion, technical virtuosity, diverse national styles, and sheer genius in ways that are unforgettable, delightful, and moving. Professor Robert Greenberg explains all this and more with compelling insight, deep human sympathy, and puckish wit. Join him, and learn to hear Bach with more pleasure and understanding than ever before.
  17. Symphonies of Beethoven Sale

    Symphonies of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
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    Almost since their creation, Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies-each one pathbreaking and stunning-have formed the cornerstone of orchestral literature. Viewed from the unique vantage point that Professor Robert Greenberg offers, "The Nine" bear witness to Beethoven's artistic brilliance as well as the profound and continuing influence of his achievements.
  18. Life and Operas of Verdi Sale

    Life and Operas of Verdi

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
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    Giuseppe Verdi is still the most popular composer in the 400-year history of opera. What were the sources of his unbridled creativity? And why have his operas left such a lasting impression on the history of classical music? Discover the answers in The Life and Operas of Verdi, a fascinating 36-lecture course taught by award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg. Tour Verdi's life and music, and trace his...
  19. Operas of Mozart Sale

    Operas of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
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    Mozart pushed the genre of opera to the point of comprehensive reinvention in his brief life, continually excelling in its composition and continually delighting audiences. Perhaps no composer has ever loved opera with more passion. Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg examines Mozart's life, influences, and major operas. The scandalous Cosi fan tutte, crystalline Magic Flute, majestic Don Giovanni...
  20. The Music of Richard Wagner Sale

    The Music of Richard Wagner

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    Join composer and award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg for The Music of Richard Wagner, a highly incisive and in-depth investigation of the life and art of one of the greatest—and most controversial—characters in the pantheon of Western music. These 24 musically rich lectures are an accessible introduction to Wagner's celebrated works, from The Flying Dutchman to Tristan and Isolde to The Ring of the...