Mar 07, 2019
Really appreciate Prof. Wright give us such rich content and sophisticated course. I really enjoy and love it. I am looking forward to seeing more high-level courses from Prof. Wright if there is any.
Mar 08, 2016
This course has a lot of information. It is well organized, and so many music illustrations. I am really enjoying this course, and will freely recommend it to anyone interested in classical music.
por Joy S•
Jan 07, 2017
Super long. Super informative. Loved the Beethoven week.
por Abhishek D•
Aug 15, 2016
por Jean R•
Aug 24, 2016
Excellent panorama of classical music.
I specially like the lesson about Mozart and the "Dark side of Mozart", and what was said about the social evolution of the musicians.
por Leen R•
Apr 06, 2016
Great course! I learned a lot, discovered new music and the way mr. Wright presents the content is very good.
por Titus J M•
Aug 17, 2017
now I have a new view and better dimension of classical music. thanks to Yale University, thanks to coursera.
por Bruce F•
Mar 08, 2018
A well designed, informative, course with an excellent teacher. One comment: when playing musical examples, it would have been helpful if the instructor's comments had been put in text on the screen rather than having the instructor talk over the music.
por Yaakov H•
May 11, 2017
simply wonderful, but hated his gregorian chant bit. as well assumes you know a bit about music theory.
por kundan p•
Dec 21, 2015
Nice! I am enjoying it!!
explained in simple language, so it is easy to understand.
por Sofia R F•
Nov 09, 2018
por Estelle S•
May 05, 2019
por Stephen H•
Aug 20, 2019
An excellent course that taught me (Swiss retiree with moderate keyboard experience and knowledge of classical music) a great deal of very interesting background information. It has given me a thorough overview of the periods and composers in the history of music and insights into the lives of the composers and the artists and general public of the various times. Additionally it has provided very useful inputs on the form and shape of music composition which will prove useful as I write my own simple works using MuseScore for music notation and playback. I plan next to follow the NUS course on "Composing Like Mozart." Hearty thanks to Professor Craig and the whole Yale Broadcast Center team - fantastic experience!
por Trudy W•
Nov 17, 2019
por Kenneth O•
Nov 08, 2019
Overall I loved the course and found Dr. Wright to be very engaging. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed the experience. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that I found the course too technical at times. As a "non-music" participant I found the deeper dives into the technical aspects of the music to be confusing and a bit beyond my understanding. I do not read music, nor do I play an instrument so it was easy to get lost in the jargon. I actively listen to and enjoy a wide variety of music across the classical spectrum, including opera. This course will definitely enhance my listening experiences because it gave me context that I did not previously bring to them.
por Nikolay B•
Jan 12, 2018
Great lectures, but absolutely no supplementary materials, no assignment, no lecture notes, nothing. Just video. Worst organised course I ever seen on Coursera
por Alex C•
Jun 04, 2017
Good lecturer, nice focus on the subject... it awakes your sensibility for Music.
por Akash K•
Feb 07, 2016
He is awesome in reaching every aspect of Classical music.
por Deleted A•
Feb 26, 2017
The content is interesting but the videos are quite long. Also, in the audit version all quizzes are blocked.
May 13, 2019
Not exactly, what I've expected, but one could learn a few new things. It is informative.
por afnan A•
Jan 18, 2017
What I've watched wasn't as what I expected.
I would give it 2 out of 5 as addressing my needs.
por Jonathan G•
Feb 13, 2018
Interesting course but it had way too many quizzes and was extremely tedious. I would not recommend this course to anyone!
por Павел В•
Jun 03, 2016
The course looks a lot like advertisement of a textbook. I don't have anything against ads, but ads are not very suitable for teaching.
por Miguel A•
Sep 07, 2019
I was disappointed in the low level of this course, which I did not expect from Yale University. It is full of unnuanced generalizations, clichés and oversimplifications. Paired with dr. Wright's slow manner of speech and his blatant repetition of key words, I felt like I was in elementary school again!
The details are also not always accurate. For example, in the part about Handel, dr Wright says that his operas are about classical history and myth. In fact, more than a third have settings in the middle ages. I could accept this as a generalization, albeit a large and unnecessary one. But he also says that the title character from the opera Rinaldo is some figure of classical mythology, which is factually wrong. In the context of the video it was not important at all. Yet if it's deliberate, it is in my opinion highly inappropiate to 'change' facts to fit your generalization. And if it's accidental, it's sloppy. In either case, it seems below the standard of Yale.
And that was not the only inaccuracy, but I won't make this review any longer.
In short, my problems with this course are probably due to my wrong expectations. It is probably a great course for the larger public, but the level is below academic.
por Tymothy S•
May 16, 2016
Class was boring and the professor wasn't inspired nor inspiring.