Review Comment

Music of Brahms

June 22, 2003

Frisch, Walter Silver_nugget
Music of Brahms

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This was a fantastic class, largely due to Frisch's immense knowledge, interest in his students, dry and unexpected humor and amazing ability to convey his information in a way that sticks in your mind. Studying for the 2 exams in this class I was amazed at how much I had retained simply from the class meetings. The exams seemed like good points to consolidate knowledge instead of useless exercises to cram for. Frisch learns all the students names quickly and is very present in the music department activities, attending student concerts, etc. One negative note is that because there is only one paper of serious length, 8-10 pages, there is no chance to understand what Frisch expects in such a paper before the graded paper comes back to you near the end of the class. Don't let his straight forward exams and short papers mislead you, he is a hard grader and expects a lot from the long paper. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this class and professor.


A fair amount of reading but it is enjoyable and only necessary to do as much of it as you like. Straight forward listening ids for midterm and final, a little tricker reading ids, 2 short analysis papers and one 8-10 page research paper.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MUSI / MUSI MUSI MUSI V3138: The Music of Brahms Walter Frisch 2010 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
MUSI / MUSI MUSI MUSI V3138: The Music of Brahms Walter Frisch 2003 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1