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MUSC 2082 - Music History II: 1800 Through Present

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course will study the development of Western classical music from 1800 to the Present. Students will examine the lives and works of notable composers, the changing role of music in Western civilization, the advancement of music theory, and the development of music styles and genres.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MUSC 2081  with a grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor. Restriction: Open only to students who are able to read music.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Music in the new Millennia Music from around the world
  2. Music of the Modern Era Modernist Aesthetics Impressionism, Expressionism, Primitivism, Neoclassical Serial Music/atonality The Post-Romantic Symphony The rise of recorded music Film Music Jazz
  3. Music of the Postmodern Era Postmodern Aesthetics Chance Music/Aleatory music Electronic Music Minimalism The rise of Rock and Pop
  4. Music of the Romantic Era Romantic Aesthetics Program Music/Absolute Music Nationalism Romantic Genres Lied Program Symphony Music Drama Character Piece Tone Poem Romantic Opera The artist as Hero The Dichotomy between art music and popular music

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the changing relationship between music and society in the Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern eras
  2. Discuss significant works of Western classical music from the Romantic, Modern, and Postmodern eras
  3. Describe the development of music notation, theory, and aesthetics from 1800 to the present
  4. Discuss the life and works of major composers of Western classical music since 1800
  5. Discuss the development of musical style and form from 1800 to the Present
  6. Discuss the development of significant music genres, including orchestra, opera, and chamber music from 1800 to the Present
  7. Identify significant music works from 1800 to the Present by ear and by sight

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