Advanced study of selected music of the 17th and 18th centuries, considered from a range of historical, analytic and critical perspectives. 2014 Offering: This course focuses on the principal musical genres of the period and their relationship to social and cultural trends. We will look at music for the theatre, the salon, and the church and trace musical developments and trends from the birth of Enlightenment at the beginning of the century to the tumultuous Revolution at the close. Using canonical and non-canonical works and both primary and secondary sources this course examines dance forms, rhetoric, musical topoi, national styles, and the constantly shifting relationships between the "new" and "old". Co-taught with MUSC 236.
Taught by the School of New Zealand School of Music, part of the Faculty of New Zealand School of Music
This is a limited entry course.
Coordinator: Erin Helyard.
Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014
Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014