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MUSA 3227 Keyboard Music (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will show how composer/performers have explored and exploited the expressive possibilities inherent in three keyboard instruments (harpsichord, clavichord, and piano music for organ is not included). Students should come away with an understanding of the main differences in the construction and sonic possibilities of these three instruments, the change of musical styles and forms over a four hundred year period (from the Baroque through today), and specific knowledge of the masterpieces of keyboard music by some of the great keyboard composer/performers. Some previous acquaintance with the keyboard is recommended but not required.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Genre course.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17