Music History: Mozart in Context and Practice
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Build a deeper understanding of W.A. Mozart through substantial reading, analysis, and performance of his works at your level of playing! We'll seminar on readings that establish the political, cultural and musical context in history for Mozart, using classic and recent scholarship. We'll survey his contemporaries and influences, developing aural skills for recognizing Neoclassical style markers and major works from across the period. We'll explore basic analysis techniques. We'll spend time at the piano every week, learning to play versions of Mozart's works at a comfortable level of difficulty. The goal is to practice learning about a composer, using academic resources to know the music at depth and in context.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 20
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, January 7, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Located in: Olympia