Day 1: Welcome, listening through another person’s ears (T Aug 27 / Th Aug 29)

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Music played in class

Piece played before class: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring (1944)

Pieces played in class that are readily available online:

  • Ke$ha, “We R Who We R” (2010)
  • The Weeknd, “The Hills” (2015)
  • Simon and Garfunkel, “Scarborough Fair” (1966)
  • Lil Wayne and Drake, “Right Above It” (2015)

Anonymous, Kyrie eleison (c. 500 AD)

Orlando di Lasso, Kyrie eleison from Missa Bell’ Amfitrit, altera(1610)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duets for Flute and Oboe, “Der Volgelfanger bin ich ja” (1791)

Franz Schubert, Die Forelle (1817)

Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, “Knee-Play 1” (1975)

Day 2: Musical portraits I; The writing portfolio; Intro to musical elements I (texture, melody) (T Sep 3 / Th Sep 12)

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Video played in class (Melody and expectations — sing along!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

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Music played in class

Piece played before class: Igor Stravinsky, “Gavotte” from Pulcinella (1920): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJUVjd4mQU

Ahmet Kuşgöz & Ensemble, Hasan ‘im

Hasan ‘im

Day 3: Thinking like a musicologist I: the Medieval and Renaissance periods (T Sep 10 / Th Sep 19)

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Music played in class

Piece played before class: Josquin des Prez, Absalom, fili mi (1513): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MuqpcfuM4

Pérotin (1160-1230), Viderunt omnes
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Jesu, Rex Admirabilis

Day 4: Thinking like a musicologist II: Baroque (T Sep 17 / Th Sep 26)

The music played before class was Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Violin Concerto “Autumn”

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Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)

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Day 5: Form (T Sep 24 / Th Oct 3)

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Music played in class

Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue No. 2 in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1 (1722)
Frédéric François Chopin, Mazurka Op. 17 No. 2 in E minor (1833)
Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King (1875)
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Trepak from The Nutcracker (1892)
Georg Philipp Telemann, Tafelmusik, Quartet in G Major, I. Adagio-Allegro-Adagio (1733)

Day 6: Thinking like a musicologist III: Classical (T Oct 15 / Th Oct 10)

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Music played in class

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in c minor, I. Allegro con brio – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msolhqi-PC0&t=140s

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904), Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,” Op. 95 IV. Allegro con fuoco – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlMPh3AtBZY

Joseph Haydn, String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3, “The Emperor,” I. Allegro (exposition) (1796-97) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHJolteDIzc

Joseph Haydn, String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 “The Joke,” IV. Presto (1781)

Day 7: Thinking like a musicologist IV: Intro to musical analysis (T Oct 22 / Th Oct 17)

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Music played in class

Franz Schubert, Der Erlkönig (1815)

Day 8: Midterm and Writing Portfolio Revisited (T Oct 29 / Th Oct 24)

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Writing Portfolio examples, available here

Day 9: Musical careers I, Opera I: the Baroque and Classical periods (T Nov 5 / Th Oct 31)

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Day 10: Music criticism and Opera II: Romantic period (T Nov 12 / Th Nov 7)

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Music played in class

Claudio Monteverdi, “Si, ch’io vorrei morire” (1603)
Richard Wagner, Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin (1850)
Richard Wagner, “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde (1865)

Day 11: Impressionism and Expressionism (T Nov 19 / Th Nov 14)

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Music played in class

Claude Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894)
Claude Debussy, La mer (1905), I. From dawn to noon on the sea
Claude Debussy, La mer (1905), II. Play of the waves
Maurice Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe (1912)

Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire (1912)