MUSICOL 411 - Hist of Symphony
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Undergraduates only.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course traces the history of the symphony from its origins in the first half of the eighteenth century up to the present. Highlighting significant developments in the genre over time, we will consider works by, among others, Sammartini, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler, and several twentieth-century composers. We will also explore the many social and cultural forces that helped to shape this most familiar of orchestral forms. Topics to be addressed include the changing nature of the listening audience, influential conductors and ensembles, the formation of a canon in Western music, and shifting aesthetic values during the time period in question. Assignments will involve listening and score analysis, supplemented by readings on reserve or in a course packet. Grading will be based upon class participation, one or more papers to be completed in consultation with the instructor, and both a midterm and final exam. Undergraduates who enroll in this course should have completed the core musicology and theory sequences.

MUSICOL 411 - Hist of Symphony
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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