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MAS 474 - SEM:STUDIES IN MUSIC 1900-1950

The primary aim of this course is an increased understanding and knowledge of sonata repertoire from the first half of the 20th century. Beginning with the question of identity (what is a sonata?), the course will briefly cover dramatic and formal sonata types as presented by Darcy, Hepokoski, and Rosen. We will then examine sonatas from France, Germany, England, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the United States in terms of national style, compositional techniques, formal structure, and acceptance or rejection of older sonata models. Analytical work will have performance applications for standard works by Prokofiev, Scriabin, Ravel, Debussy, Faure, Hindemith, Copland, Carter, Berg, and others. Repertoire to include sonatas for piano solo, as well as sonatas for accompanied and unaccompanied strings, winds, and brass instruments. Analysis and repertoire studies will be aided by scholarly readings, in-class performances, comparison and group studies, student presentations, and listening exams.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

  • MAS 401 (with a min grade of )
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