The piece played before the start of class was Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 “Razumovsky,” I. Allegro (1808)


In class, we listened to music by Beethoven, a comparison of piano music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and did a short introduction to opera.



Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79, III. Vivace (1809)


Beethoven, String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, II. Allegro molto vivace (1826)


Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica,” I. Allegro con brio (1804)


Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, I. Allegro con brio (1808)


Comparison of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic styles

Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1, Fugue No. 1 in C Major (1722)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K.545, I. Allegro (1788)


Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 21 in C Major “Waldstein,” Op. 53, I. Allegro con brio  (1804)


Introduction to opera

Georges Bizet, Carmen, “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (1875)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, K.620, “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” (1791)


Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, “La donna è mobile” (1851)


Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, Show Boat, “Ol’ Man River” (1927)


Castrato singer: Alessandro Moreschi (1902)