Happy New Year, everyone! It’s good to be back after a very busy holiday season.
Great news for piano music lovers! Pianist Jonathan Biss is back with his third series of lectures on Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas on Coursera.org. Biss is in the process of recording all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
This series, like the previous two, is designed for everyone—no prior knowledge is needed. And if you missed the first two lecture series, they are also available on Coursera. The first series provides a wealth of background information to understand Beethoven’s world and the sonata form. I wrote about series one here. The second series focuses on the exploration of individual sonatas, including the Waldstein and Pathétique.
Here are links for the three lecture series on Coursera
Need more Beethoven? This post provides more resources for learning more about Beethoven.
Image attribution: Beethoven, Painting by Carl Jäger (1833-1887), public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beethoven_.jpg.