MUS513: Topics in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Music: Abstraction

Course Info

This semester explores the origins and exploitation of the concept of abstraction in music from circa 1910. There is some discussion of the articulation of the term in the visual arts (Kandinsky, Klee), but the seminar centers on the syntax of the modern, late modern, and after modern periods in 20th century music history. Repertoire discussed includes Schoenberg, Babbitt, and Feldman, and both 'dissonant' and 'consonant' abstraction.


Sep 02, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020

Friday 09:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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