MUSICOL 420 - Mus of the Baroque
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is designed as an overview of selected topics in instrumental and vocal music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries (roughly 1570-1750), but it is not designed as a strict survey of Baroque music. Particular emphasis will be given to the invention and definition of musical genres, the geography of music, the relationship of music to text, and the place and function of music (secular and sacred, vocal and instrumental, for court, chamber, church, and theater) in early modern society.  In addition to studying music by such composers as Monteverdi, Schütz, Lully, Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, and J.S. Bach, we will include a special unit on music from Spain and its Latin American colonies in the early 18th century. This course also introduces students to writings about music, musical sources, aesthetic theories of the period, and some issues of performing practice. Music will be considered as cultural and artistic expression in its historical framework. The work of this course consists of listening, score study, and reading. We will discuss the music in class, in some detail. Class attendance is required. Grades will be based on written work and class participation. Graduate students elect MUSICOL 520.

MUSICOL 420 - Mus of the Baroque
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class qualifies for Undergrad writing requirement
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