course outline

This outline is flexible and subject to change as necessary. Some readings, composers, and pieces are provided below only as a guide, more details will be announced along the way.

Jan 13: Introduction and Context, Fin de Siecle

readings to include: Ross ch 1, Morgan

 

Jan 20: Games + Rites, Death + War (1913+/-)

readings to include: Ross chs 2 + 3

Mahler (9th Symphony), Debussy (Jeux), Stravinsky (Rite of Spring)

 

Jan 27: Set Theory 1

readings to include: Straus ch 1 (pp1-15)

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (various pieces)

 

Feb 3: Set Theory 2

readings to include: Straus ch 2 (pp33-60)

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (various pieces)

Bartok (Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta)

 

Feb 10: Serialism

readings to include: Schoenberg: Style and Idea (pp214-249),

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (various pieces)

 

Feb 17: Neo-Classicism, Europe + War (Again)

readings from: Ross chs 5, 7, 8, 9 + 12

Stravinsky (Symphony of Psalms), Britten (Peter Grimes), Shostakovich

 

Feb 24: Post-WW2: Brave-New-World-Order

readings to include: Ross chs 10 + 11, Taruskin ch 1 (pp1-44), ch 2 (pp55-101); Babbitt

postwar serialism, Darmstadt (Boulez, Stockhausen)

indeterminacy (Cage)

 

Mar 2: Spring Reading Break – no class

 

Mar 9: TBA

readings tba

composers and pieces tba

 

Mar 16: Messiaen

readings to include: Ross ch 13, Bruhn

Quartet for the End of Time, Turangalila

 

Mar 23: Minimalism

readings to include: Ross ch 14, Reich, Kramer

Reich (Music for 18 Musicians, Tehillim), Glass (Einstein on the Beach), Adams

 

Mar 30: Postmodernism in Music

readings to include: Gloag ch 1, McClary, Lochhead, Taylor

Berio (Sinfonia), Crumb (Ancient Voices of Children)

 

Apr 6: Spirituality (Part, Gorecki, others)

readings to include: Begbie, Hillier, Gloag ch 8, Howard

Pärt (Fratres, The Beatitudes), Gorecki (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), Tavener

MacMillan (Confession of Isobel Gowdie, Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross)

 

Apr 13: Opera and Event, Fin de Siecle

readings to include: Ross ch 15 and Epilogue

Messiaen (Saint Francois d’Assise), Tan Dun (Marco Polo, The Map)

 

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