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I - Introductory

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This course covers the traditions of western “art” music from the era of Renaissance (1450-1600) through Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1820), Romantic (1820-1900), Impressionism (early 1900s), and into the 20th century primarily in Europe.

Throughout these five centuries of Eurocentric artistic development, the areas of music, art, literature, philosophy, religion, and architecture continuously merge. Extensive study is devoted to how this “convergence of ideas” led to the advancement of the western society and its direct descendant, the Americas.

Major composers covered include Gabrieli, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Wagner, Puccini, Chopin, Strauss, Liszt, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Debussy, Ravel, Ives, Copland. The course requires extensive reading, listening to recordings, and video observation.



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