Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses / The Teaching Company, 2000.
DVD set of 2 discs in box + paperback guidebook.
Course #751. Professor Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances and himself the composer of over 50 vocal and instrumental works. In this series of 8 45-minute lectures, Dr. Greenberg examines the life and music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). Haydn’s work is so technically superb, so widely imitated, and so rich in quality and quantity that almost since the moment of its creation it has exemplified the Classical style. More than any other single composer, it was Haydn who created the Classical-era symphony. His work and mentorship influenced both Mozart and Beethoven and his 68 string quartets are the standard by which all other Classical string quartets were and are judged.
- Introduction and Early Life
- The Lean Years – 1750-61, and the Pre-Classical Style
- Haydn’s Marriage and Esterhaza – 1761-79
- Esterhaza Continued – Sturm und Drang and Haydn in Love
- The Classical String Quartet and the Classical Symphony
- London – 1790-92
- Beethoven, London Again, and Breakthrough
- The Creation, The Seasons, and the End
2 discs in case, 8 lectures, 45 minutes per lecture, includes 45pp 5-1/4 x 7-3/8" guidebook in pictorial wrappers.
Previously owned set in excellent unused condition.