Spring 2011

Twentieth-Century Analysis

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-34

Faculty

Klara Moricz (Section 01)

Description

In this seminar we explore stylistic characteristics of compositions that demonstrate the most important tendencies in twentieth-century music. Instead of applying one analytical method, we try out various approaches to twentieth-century music, taking into consideration the composers’ different educational and cultural backgrounds. The repertory of focus will consist of compositions written in the first half of the twentieth century in Europe, Russia and America (including words by Debussy, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Bartok, Copland), but will also sample music by late twentieth-century composers. Two class meetings and two ear-training sections per week. Fulfills either the departmental seminar requirement or the comprehensive exam requirement for the major.

Requisite: Music 31 and 32, or consent of the instructor.  Spring semester. Valentine Professor Móricz.

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2014