Violin Concertos

GENINT 721.607

Osher (50+). In this course, we delve into the genre of the violin concerto, from its beginning in the baroque period.


About this course:

A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, usually an orchestra. In this course, we explore the genre of the violin concerto from the earliest examples in the baroque period to the modern era. Special emphasis is placed on works by composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and more. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the development of this genre and the evolving technical demands placed upon the performers and their instrument. Through careful listening, analysis, and observation of the historical landscape surrounding these works, we delve into a genre that has been a perennial favorite in concert halls for generations.

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