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at the 92nd Street Y since 1986






Elements of Theory and Ear-Training (Beginning Theory)

Harmony (Intermediate and Advanced, Parts I & II)

Introduction to Musical Analysis: Bach Chorales

Ear-Training and Rhythm Workshops, various levels



Johann Sebastian Bach: Selected Chorales; The Inventions (Complete); The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, Preludes & Fugues (Complete); The Cello Suites (Complete); The Goldberg Variations (Complete); The Musical Offering (Complete)

Joseph Haydn: Selected String Quartets (two consecutive semesters, 24 weeks); Selected Piano Sonatas (1 semester); String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3; String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2 ("Quinten")      

Mozart, 12 Piano Sonatas and Fantasies (six consecutive semesters, 31 weeks); Romance from Piano Concerto No. 20; Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 23; Clarinet Quintet in A Major; Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542; Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548; Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478; String Quartet K 465. “Dissonance”

Beethoven Piano Sonatas (six consecutive semesters, 31 weeks) including Op. 2, No. 3 in C major; Op. 13 in C minor (“Pathetique”); Op. 27, No. 1 in C# minor ("Moonlight"); Op. 28 ("Pastoral") in D major;  Op. 53 in C major ("Waldstein"); Op. 54 in F minor ("Appassionata"); Op. 81a in E-flat major ("Les Adieux"); Opus 90 in E minor; Opus 28 in A major; Op. 106 in B-flat major ("Hammerklavier"); Op. 109 in E major; Op. 110 in A-flat major; Op. 111 in C minor. The Diabelli Variations (Complete); String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No 1; Cello Sonatas, Op. 69 & Op. 102, No. 2;  The Kreutzer Violin Sonata, Op. 47; Piano Trio, Op. 97, "Archduke"



Franz Schubert - Wintereisse (complete); Die Schone Mullerin; Early Songs; Musical Moments; Selected Piano Sonatas; Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 99

Felix Mendelssohn: Selected Songs Without Words

Music of Frederick Chopin: Preludes (complete), Ballades (complete), Two Piano Sonatas, Selected Polonaises, Mazukas and Waltzes 

Robert Schumann: The 1830s Piano Music including Papillons, Op. 2; Davidsbundler, Op. 6; Carnaval, Op. 9; Liederkreis, Op. 39; Dichterliebe

Johannes Brahms: Music for Piano - Piano Sonata No. 3; Complete Op. 117, 118, 119; The Violin Sonatas; Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115; Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Haydn (two pianos and Orchestral versions)



Introduction to Copland: Piano Variations; Rodeo (piano version); 12 Songs on Poems by Emily Dickenson; Old American Songs

Maurice Ravel – Selected Piano and Chamber Compositions, 1901-1914, including String Quartet in F Major; Sonatine; Mother Goose Suite; Introduction and Allegro; Le Tombeau de Couperin;  Piano Concerto in G, 2nd movement; Pavanne for a Dead Princess

Claude Debussy: Selected Piano Music; String Quartet in G min.; Violin Sonata; Reverie; Clair de Lune

Bernstein and Sondheim's West Side Story (complete - 3 semesters)

Selected Songs of Stephen Sondheim (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Evening Primrose, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music; Pacific OverturesSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park With George) - 4 semesters

Introduction to Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin: Selected songs, choral pieces and orchestral interludes

The Music of George Gershwin: Three Preludes; Rhapsody in Blue (complete); Concerto in F (complete)

Erik Satie: Gymnopedies I, II & III 



Introduction to Song Analysis: Gershwin, Kern & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Jobim, Simon, Sondheim, Dylan, Lennon & McCartney          

Selected Songs of George and Ira Gershwin 

Selected Songs of Jerome Kern

Selected Songs of Harold Arlen (with Ted Koehler and Johnny Mercer)

Selected Songs of Lennon and McCartney (2 semesters, 18 weeks)

Selected Songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Selected Songs of Cole Porter

Selected Songs of Joni Mitchell

Selected Songs of Stephen Sondheim (3 semesters, 29 weeks)

Songs from the Brill Building: Carole King and Bacharach & David

Songs by Paul Simon and Antonio Carlos Jobim 




Songwriting Seminar and Workshop