THEORY 622 - Hst Mus Thry II
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School
2 - 3
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Continuation of THEORY 621. Survey of the intellectual history of music theory from 1600 to 1900.

THEORY 622 - Hst Mus Thry II
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This course surveys the history of music theory in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Readings will be drawn from the writings of Rameau, Kirnberger, C.P.E. Bach, Koch, Reicha, A. B. Marx, Fetis, Choron, Forster, Weber, Richter, Sechter, Hauptmann, von Oettingen, Helmholtz, Riemann, Hanslick, Louis and Thuille, Schoenberg, and Schenker. Significant general themes may include: the relationship between speculative and practical traditions, the institutional sites of music theory, interactions between theory, analysis, and composition pedagogy, the role of oral teaching traditions, the position of music theory in the academy, the scientific status of music theory, and the historiography of music theory. Course consists of a heavy reading load, three or four short writing assignments and a final oral exam.
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