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2021 Spring

EUROPEAN MUSIC HISTORY&APPRECIATION - HSS200 Spring 2021


Course
Katerina Vanova
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This course will introduce students to the world of music through listening and analysis, discussions, history context and visits of live concerts. After a brief introduction of music elements, forms and instruments, the course will provide an overview of major historical periods in East and Central Europe (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and the 20th Century), and their major representatives and compositions. In-class listening and (virtual) concert visits will improve students’ critical thinking as well as understanding and appreciation of music.

Here is the course outline:

1. Session 1 - Introduction to the course/Performing Media/Music Elements - February 9

Feb 09

Course Introduction/Performing Media/Music Elements/Bolero-video

2. Session 2 - Medieval Times/Renaissance - February 16

Feb 16

Medieval Times/Renaissance

3. Session 3 - Baroque Period - February 23

Feb 23

Baroque Period

4. Session 5 - Concert - TBD - March 9

Mar 09

1. Live performance - concert (instrumental, possibly vocals included)

5. Session 6 - Classical Period (Mozart, Haydn) - March 16

Mar 16

Classical Period

6. Session 7 - MIDTERM EXAM/Classical Period (Beethoven) - March 23

Mar 23

Classical Period

7. Session 8 - Romantic Period - March 30

Mar 30

Romantic Period

8. Session 9 - Romantic Period - Nationalism in Music - April 13

Apr 13

Romantic Period - Nationalism in Music

9. Session 10 - P. I. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - April 20

Apr 20

2. "Live performance" - Ballet

10. Session 11 - The Edge of 19th and 20th Centuries - April 27

Apr 27

The Edge of 19th and 20th Centuries

11. Session 12 - Georges Bizet - Carmen - May 4

May 04

3. "Live performance" - Opera

12. Session 13 - 1st half of 20th Century - May 11

May 11

1st half of the 20th Century

13. Session 14 - Johann Strauss - Die Fledermaus - May 18

May 18

4. "Live performance" - Operetta

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