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Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas #2106826 06/23/13 02:33 PM
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...by Jonathan Biss, looks quite interesting:

https://www.coursera.org/course/beethovensonatas

It will not start before September, but it's possible to sign up already (I did - anyone else, too?)

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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2106834 06/23/13 03:00 PM
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Sounds interesting. Biss is good. I'll do it, too.

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2106837 06/23/13 03:04 PM
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Great! It would be fun to follow the series with a number of PW folks (so we can have a "classroom gossip" thread here laugh )

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2106842 06/23/13 03:24 PM
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This sounds great! Thanks for the link. smile

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2106854 06/23/13 03:55 PM
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I'm signed up. Look forward to chatting about the course.

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2110350 06/29/13 08:50 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm in!


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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2110351 06/29/13 08:55 PM
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I signed up, too. Thanks for the link!

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2110392 06/29/13 10:37 PM
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I just signed up!

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143574 09/03/13 05:33 PM
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Apparently 32,000 people signed up!

Holy mackerel, there are a lot more of us than I ever imagined. It's a wonderful thing too, to realize that the early demise of classical music may have been greatly exaggerated.

http://qz.com/120674/a-piano-class-for-32000-students-began-today/


Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143615 09/03/13 06:27 PM
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Wonderful! I just signed up too! I've enjoyed Schiff's lectures on the Sonatas, and I'm looking forward to how Biss' approach differs.

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143640 09/03/13 07:08 PM
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Can one listen to the lectures but not do any of the homework?

Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143662 09/03/13 07:53 PM
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Can we discuss course homework questions on this thread? Maybe a separate thread marked spoilers?


Working on Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Mvt 3.
Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2143672 09/03/13 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Can one listen to the lectures but not do any of the homework?


I think you can, but you will not get the certificate. I'm not interested in the certificate (and the homework) so I think I'm just going to watch the lectures.


"It always seems impossible until it's done."
Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianoloverus] #2143706 09/03/13 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Can one listen to the lectures but not do any of the homework?


Do the homework.



"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143739 09/03/13 10:09 PM
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Yeah, do the homework. There is hardly any in this course anyway, haha.

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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2143835 09/04/13 02:36 AM
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I'm signed up, too, and looking forward to it.


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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: stores] #2144339 09/04/13 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by stores
Do the homework.


Always good advice, to be sure.

I'm surprised the PW system hasn't automatically added this to your signature, Stores!

(Happy belated birthday, by the way.)


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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: pianovirus] #2144391 09/05/13 12:00 AM
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I'm only doing the homework if one of you guys grade it. (The homework is apparently volunteer "peer" graded by another course-taker, in a kind of academic "I'll scratch your back; you scratch mine" paradigm I guess.)

Meh, who am I kidding? I'll of course do it anyway, and I guess hope the grader knows something about music.

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Originally Posted by TwoSnowflakes
I'm only doing the homework if one of you guys grade it. (The homework is apparently volunteer "peer" graded by another course-taker, in a kind of academic "I'll scratch your back; you scratch mine" paradigm I guess.)

Meh, who am I kidding? I'll of course do it anyway, and I guess hope the grader knows something about music.


Sounds good to me, as long as it's clear nobody is expecting a favorable review from it. I would never think that was on the agenda of anyone here, but I just took another look at Coursera's honor code <https://www.coursera.org/about/honorcode> and wondered whether we'd run afoul of it in principle.

Besides, I don't know if it's even possible. Does anyone know whether, when you review work, it's clear whose work it is?


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Re: Free online lecture series on Beethoven's piano sonatas [Re: jmcintyre] #2144521 09/05/13 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jmcintyre
Originally Posted by TwoSnowflakes
I'm only doing the homework if one of you guys grade it. (The homework is apparently volunteer "peer" graded by another course-taker, in a kind of academic "I'll scratch your back; you scratch mine" paradigm I guess.)

Meh, who am I kidding? I'll of course do it anyway, and I guess hope the grader knows something about music.


Sounds good to me, as long as it's clear nobody is expecting a favorable review from it. I would never think that was on the agenda of anyone here, but I just took another look at Coursera's honor code <https://www.coursera.org/about/honorcode> and wondered whether we'd run afoul of it in principle.

Besides, I don't know if it's even possible. Does anyone know whether, when you review work, it's clear whose work it is?

Well..I'm game laugh That applies to you TwoSnowflakes, too; if you'd like a vague and nigh on pointless critique....um....jmcintyre; of course we'll likely violate the code, some of us, but no course is ever *really* without it; I'm sure it should be easily possible for those wishing to avoid breaking the code to do so. As for the review of work....well, um, once it's submitted (preserving, of course, the sanctity of the code laugh ), there's nothing to stop you sending a copy to someone you "know", here for instance. I assume all the reviews on the site would be anonymous...
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