10 Wednesdays, starts 9/28 | 2:00-3:30pm in the Main Dining Room | $70 for Westview Meadows Residents
With all the wonderful music of all types in the world, why spend ten weeks on only one musical creator? And why Beethoven? Haven’t we heard him enough? American composer John Cage once wrote that after he got rid of his preconceptions about Beethoven, he found his music constantly surprising. Brookfield composer and course instructor Erik Nielsen has had the same experience. The way in which Beethoven fearlessly explored beyond the accepted limits of music throughout his life was an inspiration to composers who followed him throughout the 19th century. Even now his music stands out as being fresh, original, and powerful. With 10 weeks we can explore the gold mine of creativity from the early chamber music through Beethoven’s powerful middle period to his late transcendent masterpieces. It ought to be an exciting course!
Visit https://www.montpelier-vt.org/751/Classes to register. Registration opens September 6th. Feel free to reach out to Lauren with any questions.