MUSICOL 524 - The Art Song
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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Philosopher Roland Barthes once described the art of song as a “moment of civilization” that is now past. Barthes insight will lead us through the examination of a number of representative Lieder and mélodies that illuminate the core of this “moment.” We will consider how, after 1800, art song traces an impetus towards expression that is essentially modern. The following topics will be addressed in detail: the nature of music, the romantic metaphysics of sound, ideas of musical representation, the relationship of music and words, forms of expression and musical style.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students elect MUSICOL 524.

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Lectures are complemented with seminar periods, including student presentations. During seminar periods we will work collectively on our listening and analytical skills and reflect on assigned readings.

MUSICOL 524 - The Art Song
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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