Beethoven's Eroica and the Romantic Revolution *NEW*

Jean-Jacques Rousseau sparked a revolution in thought, launching the Romantic period across Europe. Ludwig van Beethoven's character was suited exactly to this new emphasis on subjective expression. His “Eroica” Symphony blew away the standards of symphonic form, forging a revolutionary new path toward the expression of personal and philosophical ideals in the arts. We will examine that explosive time in European thought and politics, and the symphony that launched a revolution in art. Instructor: Richard Knisley



Start Date

July 25, 2019









6 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jul. 25

New start date differs from print catalog

Instructors: Richard Knisely


Richard Knisely

Richard Knisely spent 25 years on air as the champion of local musicians at WGBH Radio, Boston. His Classical Performances” program introduced people to music new and old from the concert halls and summer festivals of the New England region. With a master’s degree in piano and composition from Boston University, Richard is strongly committed to helping people appreciate the importance of great music in our culture and our lives. Currently, Richard is teaching a series of courses on the great composers at Continuing Education schools around the Boston area.