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MUSA 2205 Music of the Classic Period (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will consider the musical trends of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (c. 1750-c. 1815) that are characterized by the movement towards simplicity in melody and a clarification of harmonic language. While music that served as a transitional style from the Baroque period will be the starting point for this course, in large measure, the focus of the course will be on the music of the two great composers who lived and worked in or around Vienna in the period 1780-1800: Haydn and Mozart.

Instructor(s): Jeremiah W. McGrann

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Historical Period

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17