MUSICOL 407 - Special Course
Section: 001 Les Six & Jeune France in Interwar Paris
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Graduate students elect MUSICOL 507.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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This course examines the formation, ideals, cultural context, and music of two interlocking generations of French composers--the group Les Six (Milhaud, Poulenc, Honegger, Auric, Tailleferre, and Durey) in World War I and postwar Paris, and the group Jeune France (Messiaen, Jolivet, Baudrier, and Daniel-Lesur) in the interwar period and during World War II. After a general introduction to each group and their place in the development of French and European music, the course systematically studies the music of the individual composers involved as their styles evolved.

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There are weekly lectures, reading, discussion, and listening, as well as a mid-term and final exam and class reports.

MUSICOL 407 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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002 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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