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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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MUS 408LEC - Special Topics In Music
Special Topics In Music STR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   22843   Enrollment Capacity:   30
Section:   STR   Enrollment Total:   15
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   15
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Room:   Baird 327 view map
Location:   North Campus      
The course title is Music On and Off the Page. -- Printed music is today so essential to our work as musicians that we can easily overlook its transformative impact on the history of Western music. This course investigates the economic, artistic, and cultural consequences of music printing from its invention in the late fifteenth century through its eventual decline in the twentieth. We first examine the practices through which publishers were able to cultivate an increasingly broad customer base in genres such as the madrigal and the piano duet. Next, we consider how the relationships between composers and publishers -- and, by extension, their customers -- were inevitably artistic as well as commercial. Although the publishing industry would eventually help to amplify the music of marginalized communities, we also question why some composers and songwriters were able to dominate the marketplace while others were routinely excluded. Finally, we explore how music printing has changed our cultural understanding of music itself through ideas about authenticity, performance practice, and artistic intent..
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Pre-Requisite: MUS 213 Or MUS 214.
  Course Description
Studies special topics in music history, form or genre; lectures and listening assignments. Music majors only or by permission of instructor.
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