MUS290: The Art of Listening

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Course Info

How does one attend to a musical performance? What conventions govern the ways in which compositions begin,continue and end? How relevant are historical and cultural data to acts of engaged listening? Conceived as part lecture and part workshop, this course seeks answers to these questions through a combination of guided, in-class listening and reflection on the art of listening. The core repertory includes canonical works by Beethoven, Mahler and Stravinsky; supplementary listening draws from an eclectic mix of works of 'high' and 'low' provenance. Emphasis on music as heard, with little recourse to notation or external factors.

Time/Location:

Feb 05, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Tuesday/Thursday 03:00 PM - 04:20 PM

Building TBD, Room TBD

Class Type:

Lecture