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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 301
COURSE TITLE: The Classic Period in Music History
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Charles Stolte
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 1 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An overview of Western Classical music in its Vienna Classic period with weekly seminars on special topics.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MUSI 216, 217, 306
REQUIRED TEXTS: Taruskin, Richard and Gibbs, Christopher. The Oxford History of Western Music. College Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Exam 1, written and listening25%
Exam 2, written and listening25%
Short Research Papers (3)30%
Chapter Listening mini-exams20%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction and guest lecture on the Enlightenment
  • Chapter 12: Mid-Eighteenth Century Stylistic Changes: From Bach’s Sons to the Comic Style
  • Chapter 13: Concert Life Lifts Off: Haydn
  • Chapter 14: The Composer’s Voice: Mozart
  • Chapter 15: The Emergence of Romanticism
  • Chapter 16: Beethoven


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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