Course Code: 5XMA10B21
Start Date: 14/01/2022Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
We often take the instruments we play for granted. But the remarkable story of the piano is worth a closer look. It reached a wider spectrum of music lovers than any other instrument. Performers like Liszt made it the vehicle of spectacular feats of virtuosity; it inspired popular music in all genres; and was a central feature of many homes allowing amateur music making on an unprecedented scale. It has all but vanished from our homes and is again the preserve of the professional musician. We’ll look at the 300-year evolution of the piano and listen to the best players and music, familiar and unfamiliar.