History and Literature of Classical Music

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
MUS
Course Number: 
107
Credits: 
2 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Spring

Introductory survey of the development of musical style, focusing on historic, cultural and social influences on music expression, composition and genres during the Classical period (approximately 1750-1825.) Each compositional technique will be explored with score study and listening examples. The course examines music primarily through listening, but a limited understanding of music notation is useful but not required.