Music and Culture I
Klara Moricz (Section 01)
(Offered as MUSI 21 and EUST 37.) One of three courses in which music is studied in relation to issues of history, theory, culture, and performance, with the focus of the course changing from year to year. This course is an introduction to European music in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. We will begin by singing Gregorian chant and will go on to cover such topics as the music of the Troubadours, the polyphonic style associated with Notre Dame, the development of musical notation, Renaissance sacred polyphony, madrigals, court dances, and the birth of opera. Throughout the course we will seek to bring the music we study alive by singing and/or playing. We will also host several professional performers of “early music” who will help us understand how this music is likely to have sounded at the time of its creation.
Requisite: Music 12 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Valentine Professor Moricz.
KeywordsArtistic practice, Writing attentive
Offerings2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013