In this lecture, Professor Wright prepares the students for the upcoming concert they will attend, which will include pieces by Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven. He discusses each of the pieces that will be on the program, paying special attention to form. Additional classical pieces are used to supplement the discussion of theme and variations and rondo form in the concert pieces. The lecture concludes with an example of rondo form found in a piece by the contemporary popular artist Sting. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to the Concert Program 05:20 - Chapter 2. Analysis of Theme and Variations as a Form in Brahms's Composition 24:53 - Chapter 3. Introduction to the Rondo 33:58 - Chapter 4. Rondo in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto and Mozart's Horn Concerto 45:10 - Chapter 5. Rondo Form in Sting's Music and Conclusion
This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.