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The World of the String Quartet (Coursera)

Arnold Steinhardt, first violin of the internationally acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet, invites music listeners to the world of the string quartet repertoire and ensemble. Journey with him and interpretive analysis instructor Mia Chung through the history and features of quartet music, colored by stories of legendary quartets and insights from the stage.

This season’s Curtis courses are sponsored by Linda Richardson in loving memory of her husband, Dr. Paul Richardson.


Week 1: The World of the String Quartet

Week 2: The Founders: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Week 3: The Humanists: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms

Week 4: The Internationalists, Part 1: Smetana, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Bartok

Week 5: The Internationalists, Part 2: Debussy, Ravel, Barber, Shostakovich, and Britten

Week 6: The Explorers: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Ives, Cage, and Reich

Week 7: Space Odyssey, the Next Frontier; Please Tell Us What You Think