Great Romantic Composer-Pianists of the 19th Century

Tannis Gibson
THURSDAYS 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 1 - June 29, 2017
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Great Romantic Composer-Pianists of the 19th Century

Summer 2017
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 1 - June 29, 2017


Main Campus



What inspired Romantic composers of the 19th century to create the significant piano works that continue to speak profoundly to today’s audiences? Throughout the Romantic era the piano and the pianist-composers who wrote for it assumed an increasingly important role in European society. These pianist-composers and virtuosi fully explored the inner depths of their imaginations, and it is perhaps in the solo piano repertoire most of all that we as listeners become privy to their most passionate and idiosyncratic work. In this course we focus on the piano works of Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, Robert and Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms – pianist-composers who embodied the Romantic spirit and pursued freedom from the constraints of their predecessors. We will read composers’ letters and first-hand accounts and current research, and of course, listen to performances.

Professor Gibson will be using CDs and an electronic piano to illustrate her lectures.

Meet Your Professor

Fred Fox School of Music

TANNIS GIBSON is Professor of Piano and Associate Director for the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. She has performed and taught around the world, including Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, and the National Gallery of Art, as well as throughout Asia, Europe, and South America.  


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