Sue Haug, Jim Lyon perform Sonatensatz from F.A.E. Sonata by Johannes Brahms

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Classical masterworks performed by School of Music faculty are just a click away, thanks to video recordings produced for a new online course, Music 011, Under the Hood: How Classical Music Works, authored by Stephen Hopkins, assistant professor of music. The course was developed as part of the Center for the Performing Arts' Classical Music Project, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and provides opportunities to engage Penn State students, faculty and the community with classical music artists and programs.

The next video in the series features pianist Sue Haug, director of the School of Music, and violinist James Lyon, professor of music, performing Sonatensatz (Scherzo) from the F.A.E. Sonata by Johannes Brahms.

The course, launched in fall 2013, examines selected works from 16 of the greatest composers of western art music, with emphasis on the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. Nearly 20 videos, featuring works such as Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Bach’s First Cello Suite, were performed by the performance faculty.

More information on the course and the accompanying videos is available at


Last Updated February 18, 2014