Friday, February 08, 2008

Beethoven and Hensel and Brahms, oh my!

This week my Theory IV students have analyzed portions of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata (first movement), Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's "Neue Liebe, neues Leben", and Brahms' "Die Mainacht." Whoever commented last week on Rooster's Hensel post caused quite a stir in the classroom. Now the students realize that other people* are reading their words, so they brought a whole new game to this weeks analyses.

*People other than their fuddy-duddy professor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Die Mainacht" is one of my favorite pieces. I've sung it as a soloist, and I've sung two different choral arrangements of the work. I enjoyed reading your students' responses to this rich and poignant piece.