Register now for a four-city tour of Central Europe in June 2018! 

We are customizing a curriculum to focus on art, music and literature in the four cities:

Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Munich.  - Click each city to get started with course content!

Tour description: This tour is now being organized through a different tour agency. We will continue to post online content and updates. While we are partnering with specific schools for the tour, we also welcome inquiries from interested independent tour participants. Please contact us for more information!

 

Curriculum focus: Early Modernism in Central and Eastern European Music, Art and Literature 

Topics will include musical works and their composers along with related art movements and literary works.

Bela Bartok, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and select piano works such as Mikrokosmos Vol. 6

Richard Strauss, Salome and Rosenkavalier

Leos Janacek, The Makropoulos Case and select piano works, such as Overgrown Path and In the Mist

Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire and select piano works (also his paintings in Lenbachhaus!)

Viktor Ullmann, Kaiser von Atlantis and piano sonatas

Suggested sheet music anthologies with multiple pieces by these and other composers are available from Schott Music, Bärenreiter, and Alfred.

While the focus of the course will be on early 20th-century modernism as well as some contemporary composers, resources for earlier composers from the same region will also be provided, e.g., the Viennese masters (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), Franz Liszt, Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak and others. Students will be encouraged to present and perform a wide range of works related to the musical history of the region. Check back for specific online content related to the tour and your study!

Use the Contact page to be put on our dedicated contact list.

 

Charles Bridge in Prague

 

On the Danube river in Budapest

 

The Towers of Munich

 

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Promotions

Our new Central European Music summer study abroad program is now online! Contact us for registration details.

Check out content for each of the four cities!

Budapest

Vienna

Prague

Munich

 

Our current featured composer is Ilhan Baran. Click here for audio and video. 

 

Check out the video pages for the Anthology of Turkish Piano Music:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III (Complete video coming soon!)

 

View one of our featured titles, "Victory March," here. Also, the excerpt of "Aegean Spring" read at the Midwest Clinic Orchestra Reading session is here!

 

 

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