MUSICOL 520 - Topics in Baroque Music
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 420.
May not be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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This course will provide an opportunity to engage with selected musical repertories and genres of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries (roughly 1570-1750). It will not offer a strict or complete chronological survey. Particular emphasis will be given to the invention and definition of musical genres, the development of an expressive musical language and conventions, 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 music by such composers as Monteverdi, Lully, Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, and J. S. Bach, the course will also include two special units: one will focus on the Roman baroque (“Corelli and Friends”) with music by Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti, while the other will bring in music from Spain and its Latin American colonies. To some extent, our focus will depend on the interests of the students in the class. The course will also introduce students to writings about music, primary musical sources, aesthetic theories of the period, and some issues of performing practice.

Course Requirements:

The work of this course consists of listening and reading. Music will be discussed in class, in some detail. Class attendance is required. Grades will be based on written work and class participation.

Intended Audience:

Students from outside the SMTD with an interest in early modern culture are encouraged to enroll as well. MUSICOL 420 may be used as an upper-level writing course, with permission of the instructor. Graduate students elect MUSICOL 520.

MUSICOL 520 - Topics in Baroque Music
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001 (LEC)
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