MUSICOL 407 - Special Course
Section: 002 String Quartets and String Quintets of Mozart
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Other Course Info:
Graduate students elect MUSICOL 507.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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“Haydn showed Mozart how to write string quartets; then Mozart showed Haydn how string quartets ought to be written.” One still encounters this statement; the present course should put students in a better position to judge whether it is true. While due attention will be given to the relevant historical and social contexts, the chief matter of the course will be the string quartets and quintets of Mozart, and the creative “dialogue” between Haydn and Mozart as composers of such chamber music will be an important topic. There is no other textbook than the scores. Our analytical frameworks will range from Leonard Ratner and Charles Rosen to William Caplin and James Hepokoski/Warren Darcy.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on in-class participation (performance will be encouraged), analytical essays (two for undergraduates, three for grad students), and a final examination.

Intended Audience:

The course is designed for undergraduates and graduates in music; undergraduates must have completed the core sequences in music history and music theory.

MUSICOL 407 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:30PM
002 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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