Day 1: Welcome, listening through another person’s ears (F Jan 25 / W Jan 30)

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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: Intro to musical elements I (melody, texture); Intro to music history I (Medieval and Renaissance periods) (F Feb 1 / W Feb 6)

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Prompt for Reflection #1, available here

Music played in class

Melody and pitch – expectations (video with Bobby McFerrin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

Anonymous, “Entre Av’e Eva” from the Cantiga de Santa Maria (compiled in the 13th century)

Béla Bartók, String Quartet No. 4, IV. Allegro pizzicato  (1928), played by the Amadeus Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LP5oZyle84

Claude Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894) — first

Ahmet Kuşgöz & Ensemble, Hasan ‘im

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I. Allegro (1787)

Johannes Ockeghem, Missa prolationum, Sanctus (ca. 1460-97)

Niccolò Paganini, Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 (1835), played by James Galway, flute

Pérotin (1160-1230), Viderunt omnes

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Jesu, Rex Admirabilis

Day 3: Intro to musical elements II (rhythm); Intro to music history II (Baroque period) (F Feb 8 / W Feb 13)

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Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Unsquare Dance

Day 4: Intro to musical elements III (form) (F Feb 15 / W Feb 20)

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Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue No. 2 in c minor from The Well Tempered Clavier (c. 1725)

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 5: Intro to music history III (Classical period) (F Feb 22 / W Feb 27)

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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 6: Intro to musical elements IV (harmony); Intro to music history IV (early Romantic period); Intro to musical analysis I (aesthetics and the music of Franz Schubert)

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Franz Schubert, Der Erlkönig (1815)

Day 7: Intro to musical careers I

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End quiz music: Louise Farrenc (1806-75), Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36, IV. Finale: Allegro (1847): 

Day 8: Intro to musical careers 2 (F Mar 15 / W Mar 20)

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Franz Schubert, Gretchen am Spinnrade (1814)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue No. 2 in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier

Day 9: Intro to musical careers 3 (F Mar 22 / W Mar 27)

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, II. Andante con moto (1808)
Julius Eastman – The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc

Clara Schumann (1819-96), Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1846): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAcf2HRiHuQ

Day 10: Opera (F Mar 29 / W Apr 3)

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Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, “Come Away, Fellow Sailors”: https://videopress.com/v/c57htxDo 

Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, “When I Am Laid in Earth”: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeB4cpRq16M

Richard Wagner, Prelude to Lohengrin Act III
Richard Wagner, “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Day 11: Reexamining Assumptions (F Apr 5 / W Apr 10)

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Day 12: Impressionism and Expressionism (F Apr 12 / W Apr 17)

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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)