OSH 187 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course description: An overview of the pivotal role of the piano in 19th-century music. Ranging from short intimate pieces to dazzling virtuosity, piano literature serves as a most revealing reflection of the period’s sociocultural aspect. Diverse approaches to the piano in chamber works will be presented as well.

Week 1

The ‘character piece’ and examples from works by Schubert and Schumann

Week 2

Chamber music with piano by Schubert and Schumann

Week 3

Mendelssohn’s “songs without words” and piano trios

Week 4

Surveying Chopin’s piano collections (Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Waltzes, Etudes, and Preludes)

Week 5

Liszt and the cult of the traveling virtuoso pianist. Excerpts from his piano works.

Week 6

An overview of late 19th-century French piano music (esp. Debussy and Ravel)

Dr. Judith Etzion, Ph.D. in Musicology, Columbia University, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a scholar, performer, and university professor in the USA, Israel, and Spain. She has also conducted courses in music appreciation for adult education programs for over 30 years. Dr. Etzion teaches various lifelong learning programs in South Florida.



This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2017-2018 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2017-2018 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2017 Ends: 7/31/2018