Enhance your joy of classical music through knowledge. Have you ever heard that familiar tune whose name escaped you? You recognize it as classical music, but aren't sure who wrote it or the story behind it. In this 2 session course the lecture will focus on the Classical era, with particular emphasis on the First Viennese School--Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Their contemporaries may make a cameo appearance. This is a non-technical class to learn about the composers and the circumstances surrounding the music's creation, as well as what to listen for. Students will discover why this music has remained popular for centuries. 2 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.