THEORY 560 - Special Studies
Fall 2019, Section 001 - Analysis of Chamber Music 1780-1980
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School


With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
THEORY 240 and 250.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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The primary focus of this class is to define analytical approaches to a small, but diverse body of frequently performed works, with analytical emphasis on chromatic harmony and flexing (sonata) form. Conceptual framework for individual analyses is established in relation to ideas of common versus individual practice. Repertoire includes entire works such as Mozart’s String Quartet K.387, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, and Ligeti’s Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano. Individual movements are drawn from Schubert’s Cello Quintet, Brahms’ Piano Quartet Op.60, Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, and others. In addition to close exploration of works under scrutiny in class, graduate students will engage in a semester-long analytical inquiry into a work from their own repertoire.


THEORY 560 - Special Studies
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This course will explore how popular culture constructs, (de)legitimizes, and markets identity through popular music. Topics to be explored include gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, ageism, among others.
003 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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