Advanced study of selected music of the 17th and 18th centuries, considered from a range of historical, analytic and critical perspectives. 2014 offering:A study of European music in the 18th century. This course offers a critique of the historiographical and philosophical frameworks for the study of music history in 18th century. It examines the principal musical genres of the period and their relationship to social and cultural trends. Attention will be given to the emerging concept of canon alongside a wider survey of significant repertoire and of prominent composers and their reception. The central importance of functional tonality in shaping formal procedures will be examined and students will become familiar with the dominant musical forms. Course coordinator: Peter Walls. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014
Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014