Explore the first part of the “golden century of the symphony” through analysis of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. Learn about the musical features and formal structures of a symphony and the chronological development of the genre. Then go beyond the music to study its representation of changing social structures in central Europe in the 18th century.
Alexandra Amati-Camperi holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard and teaches at the University of San Francisco. Her research focuses on the Italian Renaissance and on a feminist critique of opera. She is a lecturer for the SF Opera, the SF Symphony, the SF Bach Choir, and others.