MUS203: The Great Conductors; the Canonic Repertory (Spring 2019)

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Course Info

This course will present an overview of the great conductors of the recorded age, conducting the iconic symphonic repertory for which, in each case, they were most admired. Performance practice style, and its evolution throughout the 20th century will be investigated in detail. The impact of these conductors' out-sized gifts on the musical culture of their time will also be a focal point of the course. Issues of tempo, phrasing, color and handling of structural matters all bear on the larger concerns of the development of musical style. The course will be run as a seminar, with students making presentations each week.

Time/Location:

Feb 04, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Monday/Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 106

Class Type:

Seminar