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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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MUS 555LEC - Studies In Music Theory
Studies In Music Theory 000 Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   25347   Enrollment Capacity:   12
Section:   000   Enrollment Total:   11
Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   1
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   W , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
This class will investigate the relevance and usefulness of the analysis of music??that is, the practical application of music-theoretical principles to the understanding (rather than the composition) of a piece??in preparation for its actual performance. The course will center on five ?musics? and theory associated with them. They differ considerably from one another, despite the usual assumption that a ?common practice? reigned during the period in which the first four were composed (and that certain common elements from them were passed on to the fifth): 1. The music of J. S Bach in its varied forms, both those that arose through improvisation as well as dance forms; 2. Dance forms, part-forms, rondo form, and the sonata form in the Classic and Early Romantic Period; 3. German Lieder in the 19th Century; 4. Late Romantic Music; 5. Atonal/12-Tone music of the early 20th century (the latter a formalization of the former, and arguably not a completely distinct ?music?), and the relevance of theory associated with it to its performance
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