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Concert Masterworks

Gain a new level of listening sophistication as you learn to open your ears to a composer's creative intentions.
Concert Masterworks is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professor I have taken around 40 of these courses. This guy has no peers. No multi-tasking during his lectures. You need to focus to keep up. He is the instructor you always hope for. Others are always good, but he is amazing. Fast paced, entertaining, and above all, educational.
Date published: 2022-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Concert <Master works I am very satisfied width the courses I purchased. In on case one of the DVD's was not viewable, I brought this to the attention of Great Courses and received a replacement quickly. I enjoy great course lectures. I can view them at my time and that is important. If something comes up I can stop the lecture and proceed when I return. I have only used the DVD's so far, because I have a DVD player expressly for the purpose of viewing DVD's. .
Date published: 2022-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Musical Cornucopia The professor sometimes talks too fast. His style may be unconventional, but his passion is contagious! Even though I felt like I was listening in on someone else's lecture, his obvious knowledge and skill kept my attention to the last note.
Date published: 2022-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course is the best! Professor Greenberg is informative, gives a great delivery and is downright fun! My wife and I are both musicians who have performed many of these works many times, and we still learn a lot from his lectures. We are happy to own them.
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from learned a lot of information very interesting including history of composer plus music in the time period. will take some time to finish but very enjoyable
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I always wanted to know what a Composer is thinking about when he writes a piece of music. Now I know! Thank you!
Date published: 2022-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dynamic presentation Professor Greenberg does a fantastic job of taking us through the concertos he has selected. He explains what the maestro is trying to convey through the music. It's a very good course for someone, like me, who is getting introduced to great classical music.
Date published: 2021-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from informative & enjoyable Prof Greenberg's enthusiasm for the course is obvious & contagious. He provides a lot of background & history, putting the music & the composers in the right context.
Date published: 2021-11-16
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Overview

This course examines eight great concert masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, 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, Beethoven's heroic style, the Romantic Era, and more. Many musical excerpts are included.

About

Robert Greenberg

For thousands of years cultures have celebrated themselves through their music. Let us always be willing and able to join that celebration by listening as carefully as we can to what, through music, we have to say to one another.

INSTITUTION

San Francisco Performances

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions-which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles-performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony. For The Great Courses, he has recorded more than 500 lectures on a range of composers and classical music genres.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including The Wall Street Journal; Inc. magazine; and the London Times.

You can find more music content from Robert Greenberg on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RobertGreenbergMusic.

By This Professor

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How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition
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Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, I

01: Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, I

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

48 min
Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, II

02: Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, II

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

48 min
Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, III

03: Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, III

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

46 min
Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, IV

04: Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, IV

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

47 min
Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, I

05: Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, I

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

47 min
Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, II

06: Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, II

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

47 min
Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, III

07: Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, III

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

46 min
Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, IV

08: Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, IV

In Lectures 1-8, Professor Robert Greenberg discusses Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C Major, written in 1786; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, of 1809: the Emperor Concerto....

47 min
Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, I

09: Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, I

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

44 min
Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, II

10: Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, II

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

48 min
Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, III

11: Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, III

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

46 min
Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, IV

12: Dvorak-Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, IV

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

47 min
Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, I

13: Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, I

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

47 min
Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, II

14: Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, II

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

47 min
Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, III

15: Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, III

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

46 min
Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, IV

16: Strauss-Death and Transfiguration, IV

In Lectures 9-16, the featured works are Antonin Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, the New World Symphony, of 1893; and Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration, written in 1889....

47 min
Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, I

17: Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, I

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

44 min
Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, II

18: Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, II

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

47 min
Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, III

19: Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, III

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

47 min
Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, IV

20: Beethoven-Violin Concerto in D Major, IV

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

47 min
Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, I

21: Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, I

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

46 min
Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, II

22: Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, II

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878.

46 min
Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, III

23: Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, III

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878....

47 min
Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, IV

24: Brahms-Violin Concerto in D Major, IV

In Lectures 17-24 the two masterworks described are Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, of 1806; and Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77, of 1878.

46 min
Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, I

25: Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, I

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

47 min
Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, II

26: Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, II

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

42 min
Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, III

27: Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, III

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

44 min
Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, IV

28: Mendelssohn-Incidental Music and Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, IV

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

44 min
Liszt-Totentanz, I

29: Liszt-Totentanz, I

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849.

47 min
Liszt-Totentanz, II

30: Liszt-Totentanz, II

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

46 min
Liszt-Totentanz, III

31: Liszt-Totentanz, III

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

45 min
Liszt-Totentanz, IV

32: Liszt-Totentanz, IV

In Lectures 25-32 you will learn about three masterworks: Medelssohn's Incidental Music, op. 61 of 1842; his overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 21, of 1826; and Franz Liszt's Totentanz of 1849....

46 min