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A Four-Part Zoom course on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven

October 7-28, 2020

In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year, this course will explore the life and music of this true musical giant who was inspired by the Revolutionary Spirit of the age to push classical music out of its more elitist, aristocratic sphere into a more Romantic, subjective, and emotionally-driven realm that transformed music forever.   As Beethoven once wrote:  “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  It is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”  Dr. Daniel Weiser will perform many of his incredible Piano Sonatas and will also be joined by guest performers to perform other works by the greatest of all composers.  We will also read his powerful letters and watch a wonderful documentary about his life.

This will be a password-protected Zoom course available online to those who register.  After you register, I will send you a link every week to each class that includes the password.  On the day and time of the class, just click on that link and enter the password.  I will have the class set with your microphones off so you will be able to hear me, but you will not be able to speak.  There will be a way to write in questions during the class that I can hopefully answer.  You can register below for the whole four-part course or you can also register for selected classes if you prefer.



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Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 @ 1:00-3:00

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Register below using any major credit card.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer, you can also call me at 802-369-0856 to do a credit card over the phone.  You can pay for the remaining three classes ($75) or for individual classes ($30 each).  I am also recording every class so I can send them to you to watch on your own time if you can’t come to a particular class.  To pay for individual classes, click on the arrow below next to the full course price.   Once you pay, I will send you out an e-mail confirmation and will send Zoom link a couple days prior to each class. On that day at 1:00 (or a little before), just click the link and add the password (you may not actually need the Password with the link, but it will be BEETHOVEN just in case) and you will join the class.  I will have your computer muted so you will not be able to speak, but you should be able to see me.  It might be good if you also hid your video during the class so people are not distracted watching you.  I can try to talk people through how to do that on the first class if you are not familiar with Zoom.  While you do not need to have Zoom downloaded on your computer or IPad to watch this, I believe the quality of the video and audio are better if you are able to do this before the first class.  It is free and pretty easy to set up an account if you go to Zoom.com.