MUSICOL 406 - Special Course
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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The premise of the course is that Beethoven's keyboard sonatas, solo and accompanied, form a body of work worth studying as a whole (as opposed to the usual practice of isolating the solo sonatas). The course will therefore treat a comprehensive selection of Beethoven's chamber music involving piano, from the piano quartets of 1785 to the last solo sonata, Op. 111. Emphasis will fall on the analysis and interpretation of finished works (rather than on compositional genesis). The main textbook will be Charles Rosen, Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: A Short Companion, to be supplemented by Hepokoski and Darcy, Elements of Sonata Theory, and the instructor's ongoing translation of Jürgen Uhde's Beethovens Klaviermusik, among other readings. Grades will be based on in-class participation (performance will be encouraged), two analytical essays, and (if need be) a final examination. The course is designed for undergraduates and graduates in music; undergraduates must have completed the music history core.

MUSICOL 406 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
MWF 9:30AM - 10:30AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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