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  1. Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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. The Great Works of Sacred Music

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
    3.8 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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.
  3. Music and the Brain

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £49.99 £19.99£49.99
    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.
  4. The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works Sale

    The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£79.99
    The piano has inspired many of the greatest compositional works in the Western concert repertoire since the mid-18th century. These historic milestones in piano writing are celebrated for their compositional mastery and their extraordinary power to move listeners and mirror human experience; their use of the piano in groundbreaking or unique ways; and the fact that they have stood the test of time. Now, in The...
  5. The Music of Richard Wagner Sale

    The Music of Richard Wagner

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    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...
  6. String Quartets of Beethoven

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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,...
  7. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (259)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  8. Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In Broadway Musicals you get the stories and the music—in expertly played examples, rare recordings of groundbreaking artists, and recorded interviews that take you behind the scenes of some of Broadway's biggest hits and most memorable moments.
  9. The Concerto

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...
  10. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Sale

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    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.
  11. Chamber Music of Mozart Sale

    Chamber Music of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£54.99
    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.
  12. The Symphony Sale

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    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...
  13. Life and Operas of Verdi

    Life and Operas of Verdi

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    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...
  14. Operas of Mozart

    Operas of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...
  15. Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to £20.00 Starting at £4.99 £29.99 £4.99£29.99
    Meet Robert and Clara Wieck Schumann, the most brilliant, gifted, troubled, and unique couple in the history of concert music. In Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music, taught by popular Teaching Company Professor Robert Greenberg, learn why this critic and composer and his pianist wife have earned a distinct place in the annals of Western music. These fascinating lectures take you...
  16. Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Discover the extraordinary life, times, and music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the great composer who proved to be a faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. In Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music, award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg reveals why Shostakovich is, without a doubt, one of the most central composers of the 20th century. In addition to...
  17. Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to £20.00 Starting at £4.99 £29.99 £4.99£29.99
    Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music is a course that links the complexities of this enduring Western composer with his electrifying works through biographical information and musical commentary. Join award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg on an examination of how Brahms found unique ways of combining the formal complexity of older Classical genres with the melodic inventiveness, harmonic...
  18. Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Musically, Franz Liszt is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. Join award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg on a fascinating journey to learn the truth about this enduring composer in Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music. More than anyone before him, it was Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: the artist "who walks with God...
  19. Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.3 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    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,...
  20. 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)
    Save up to £20.00 Starting at £4.99 £29.99 £4.99£29.99
    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...