MUSC 338

Music from Impressionism to the Present

Prerequisite: MUSC 157. A study of Western music from 1890 to the present, with emphasis placed upon study of the great composers of the 20th century. Topics covered will include impressionism, dodecaphonic music, neoclassicism, serialism, and the emergence of electronic and synthesized music. Basic musical forms and music score analysis will be introduced. These include serial techniques, aleatoric ideas, minimalism, advanced harmonic analysis, new systems of notation, and the innovations in rhythm. V.1, V.6a

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