Romantic harmony

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) - The Grieg Academy
Chromatic harmony, mediants, sequences and modulations with examples drawn from Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Grieg and Franck. There is no "method". The music is played and discussed.
The students need to be acquainted with basic harmonic theory. That includes diminished seventh chords, augmented sixth chords and the Neapoletan-chord.
Obviously, the students get to know romantic music a bit better.

Further information

  • assessment
    Other (The students analyze pieces. Schuberts Winterreise. Nocturnes by Chopin. Wagner's Wesendonck-lieder. Grieg's Lyric pieces. There is quite a lot to choose from...)
  • level
  • Completed Semester
    The fourth.
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    2 x 45 minutes for everyone. However, the discussions face-to-face are just as important.
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Seminar, Practice
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    At least 16. In practice, there will be more.
    The teaching material is home-made, and in a permanent state of flux. Further inquiries should be directed to Petter Stigar (
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document


Petter Stigar

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The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) - The Grieg Academy


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