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How to Listen to Beethoven: An Exploration of Musical Form 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

Increase your musical pleasure by learning to listen to musical form! If you know what the form is going to be, you will have a good chance of following it as the piece unfolds. Susan Waterfall and Allan Pollack will help you to understand the features of sonata, rondo, and variation form with diagrams, audio examples and definitions of terms like tonality, modulation, and counterpoint.


A Beethoven Tribute (five-part series)

Susan Waterfall S14 200web“From the heart … to the heart”
Join Susan Waterfall and an array of exceptional Festival musicians for five days of lectures and narrated concerts exploring the life and music of Beethoven, the most influential and consistently popular composer in Western music. Beethoven became the defining archetype of the artist and left us with a body of work unsurpassed in its capacity to exalt, reveal and heal the human condition.

Susan Waterfall’s production of the Beethoven Tribute series is generously sponsored by Thomas Safran.

“Waterfall’s productions always present exciting, absorbing playing of great music, but are also rare, distinctive examples of what can be called music education, though they’re more conversational, truly a sharing of perspective, interest, anecdote. There’s a sense of immediacy to her delivery, weaving in and out of the playing, an intimately conceived present awareness of this heritage. It’s something unique that needs to be experienced.” – Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet

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Sunday, May 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
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Mendocino Music Festival
(707) 937-2044
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Community Center of Mendocino
998 School Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
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