Aug 23, 2016
Fascinating trip through the marvellous Beethoven sonatas.\n\nAlthough I love them since many years, I'm very happy to see that It's always possible to progress.\n\nMany thanks Jonathan.
Oct 16, 2015
I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants to look DEEPER into music. Believe me, after you are done with this course. You will see classical music completely different.
교육 기관: Mayank D•
Jul 22, 2016
Great course for a beginner like me. It's an introduction and exploration of the adventurous world of music and musicians; passionately delivered by the expert, Mr Biss.
교육 기관: Priscilla C•
Feb 11, 2018
This course and the other two with Johnathan Biss have greatly expanded my appreciation and understanding of Beethoven's sonatas
교육 기관: Angelina W•
Nov 25, 2016
In-depth lectures about Beethoven's life and music. I'm still not a Beethoven fan, but I appreciate his music now.
교육 기관: sean f•
Sep 19, 2015
교육 기관: Cheryl L D•
Mar 31, 2016
MORE, MORE, MORE Please
Please make another MOOC, I am dying to hear from you again, Mr. Biss. Thank you for making this learning experience so enjoyable. Your playing is wonderful, and your explanations are clear and concise, making this course a real pleasure to take. Great job, and please do it again!
교육 기관: Ats A•
Aug 27, 2015
This is a great course! I Highly recommend it to anyone like me struggling to find meaning in musical harmony in general. The interest in sonatas is a great side effect! And the way Mr. Biss emphasizes and explained the passages, this is just extraordinary. I am looking forward to any new courses from this great teacher!
교육 기관: Marina S•
Nov 01, 2015
I am learning a interesting things about the sonatas I love, even though some musical terminology is above my head. I would prefer a course, where the musical terminology was explained first (tonic, dominant, key, harmony and so on). Still, I am grateful for what I could glimpse though.
교육 기관: Jak K•
Aug 31, 2015
Perfection, both in content and execution!
교육 기관: Mario H A L•
Aug 31, 2015
Excelente maestro... recomendable 100%
교육 기관: Axel E M A•
Oct 27, 2015
Fantastic course. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful insight into Beethoven's works.
교육 기관: Maria E H•
May 08, 2017
One of the best courses I have taken online! Whether you are a musician or not, this course will improve your appreciation of classical music!
교육 기관: Sebastian F•
Aug 09, 2015
This is one of the best music courses in Coursera. Jonathan Biss is not only one of the great players of our time, but also manages to simplify and deliver outstanding quality content for learners in any theroetical
교육 기관: Graeme H•
Apr 10, 2018
Outstanding course. Not sure why I haven't (allegedly) finished this since there was nothing due or not finished - however, no great consequence.
교육 기관: Eduardo A d C L•
Dec 05, 2015
I have taken many courses by now, however this course brings to mind the fantastic "A brief history of time". Both go above and beyond my wildest dreams, leaving my expectations so far as to be unable to recall them.
I learned not only about Beethoven the composer; but developed a greater appreciation for him and his music, for his predecessors and those who followed his footsteps, the sonata form and many other forms, and perhaps more important to ponder about the nature of music itself and it's relevance in our life. His presentation of the musical question, quotation, program music, and the notion of "jokes" exposed and explained a musical paradigm far broader than affective or cerebral qualities.
It stems from these observations that there is a very rich and capable language with its own strengths and weaknesses. In this case, the history of Beethoven's sonatas is then a very close look at a critical point in the life of this language that binds multiple stages into a consistent whole.
This subjects quasi universal nature, spans multiple cultures and allows us to look into snapshots of the experience of life. And this presentation has provided me with the necessary training to be aware of this and also to slowly delve further into this subject. And I find this in itself to be a very significant reason why to study music in the first place.
My deepest thanks to all who made this great work possible
Most certainly :)
교육 기관: Marion C•
Oct 16, 2016
This is a great class to understand Beethoven. Thanks.
교육 기관: Luis L•
Aug 28, 2015
A great pianist and teacher, bravo Maestro
교육 기관: Miriam P S•
Jan 30, 2016
Fantastic, excellent musician and incredible mastery of the subject. I enjoyed it enormously.
교육 기관: Konrad•
Jan 12, 2016
Outstanding course! Tremendous insight, extremely well articulated, and explained with real passion and depth! Would highly recommend this course to anyone who appreciates this kind of music; particularly those seeking to understand Beethoven's idiom better.
교육 기관: Patricia A C•
Sep 19, 2015
Excellent course. Jonathan is a great pianist and a great instructor.
교육 기관: Kam C F•
Jun 24, 2016
In discussing modulation in classical music, one of my classmates said that Beethoven's piano sonatas are bizarre in their styles compared with those Romantic composers like Liszt and Chopin. I don't agree with him, but I don't have enough knowledge to analyze Beethoven's work. The course titled "Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas" provides such a high-level overview of Beethoven's Piano music, I should say Thank you to the instructor!
교육 기관: Kari M J•
Aug 23, 2015
This is, out of all the courses/studies I have done in my whole life, my favourite of all time. Mr Biss is a a wonderful lecturer.
교육 기관: STANISLAV S•
Nov 03, 2015
For true Beethoven lovers and others as well
교육 기관: Benjamin G•
Mar 11, 2017
organized, insightful. Mr. Biss clearly has a passion for the music which comes through in his teaching
교육 기관: Vedran S•
Sep 13, 2015
Jonathan Biss is a superb musician and instructor! This course is a wonderful resource!
교육 기관: John R•
Oct 01, 2015
Enjoyed this course. Looking forward to listening to Beethoven's piano sonatas with a slightly more educated ear.