MUS550: Current Topics in Theory and Analysis: Chromaticism

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Hands-on exploration of chromatic music. Initial consideration of competing approaches (by Baker, Harrison, Wintle, Cohn, Smith and Schenker, drawing from the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mahler and Skriabin) followed by analytical/compositional exercises in reconstructing the diatonic origins of given chromatic surfaces. Emphasis on logical and stylistically plausible derivation. Culminating project is an analysis of an extended composition.


Feb 05, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 101

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