MUS234: Music of the Baroque

Course Info

A survey of musical styles and performance traditions in European music from approximately 1600-1750, including the music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, and Bach. Topics to be considered include the role of music in the courts of Europe, the birth of opera, the rise of instrumental music, devotional music in the Catholic and Lutheran Church, performance practice, music and dance. Emphasis will be placed on music's cultural context in relation to the other humanistic disciplines.

Time/Location:

Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 102

Class Type:

Lecture