Topics in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Music: Shostakovich and His World Fall 2021 - MUS 513

Analysis of the music, career, and cultural context of Dmitri Shostakovich, the leading Soviet composer and the musician most associated with the Stalinist era. The seminar considers the range of influences on his early style, his political misfortunes in the 1930s and 1940s, his pivot from theatrical composition to symphonies and string quartets, the literary sources of his songs, and the challenges of interpreting post-tonal music.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule
W, 09:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Details & Registration
All Courses