fullscreen background
Skip to main content

Winter Quarter

Winter Registration Now Open
Most Classes Begin Jan 09
shopping cart icon0


« Back to Liberal Arts & Sciences

MUS 08 — Six Great Classical Composers

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Jan 12—Feb 16
Time: 6:00—8:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 14
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $405
Instructor(s): Nurit Jugend
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
6:00—8:00 pm (PT)
Jan 12—Feb 16
6 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 14
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Nurit Jugend
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This course offers a survey of six great composers who left an indelible mark on the development of classical music. We will look closely at composers who developed new musical styles, brought musical genres to their most refined form, contributed to the evolution of musical instruments and the expansion of orchestras, and sometimes rebelled against convention, creating important turning points in the development of classical music. Beethoven’s demanding writing for the keyboard led to the development of the grand piano and brought us into the Romantic era. Schumann mastered the art of word painting through the lied and song cycle; Mendelssohn was a child prodigy gifted in both music and painting. Bartók preserved Hungarian and Romanian folk music, incorporating them into his works for violin and piano duets and his Concerto for Orchestra. Debussy represented the aesthetic of impressionism, while Tchaikovsky was the first internationally acclaimed Russian composer whose music combines childhood inheritance of Russian folk music with Western European music. The course will also feature two accomplished women composers: Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.

Composer; Filmmaker

Nurit Jugend has composed more than a dozen published works that have been performed and broadcast worldwide. She works with leading orchestras and ensembles. Jugend received a PhD in music from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.