Fall 2013

Music and Culture III

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-223  |  Music, as MUSI-223

Formerly listed as: MUSI-23

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)

Faculty

Jenny L. Kallick (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as MUSI 223 and EUST 223.)  Does music effect social change, and who decides? This third semester of the Music and Culture series will consider these questions through attentive listening to music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and related readings. Our investigation will be organized around three primary areas: Crime and Punishment, Violence and Pacifism, and Race and Gender. Among the works to be studied are Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Britten's War Requiem, Bernstein's West Side Story, Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars, Shostakovich's Symphony Babi Yar, Bob Dylan's album The Times They Are a-Changin', the compilation album Red, Hot, & Blue, and John Adam's The Death of Klinghoffer. Assignments will include regular listening, periodic short papers, and a culminating project. This course may be elected individually or in conjunction with other Music and Culture courses (MUSI 221 and 222). Two class meetings per week.

Requisite: Music 111 or 112, or consent of the instructor.  Fall semester.  Professor Kallick.

Keywords

Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice

Offerings

2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2013