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Fall 2017-2018
MUS 513 / SLA 507   P/D/F Only

Topics in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Music - Tchaikovsky

Simon A. Morrison

This course explores the career of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, from his first civic-minded compositions and salon songs through to his first ballet Swan Lake, the operas Eugene Onegin and Mazeppa, the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Symphonies, his liturgical music, and the works that he was planning to compose before his premature death. The course considers recent Russian-and English-language scholarship on the composer, both technical and cultural-historical, with accent on his service to the Russian imperial court.


Reading/Writing assignments:
Six hours of listening/viewing, six hours of score study, and six hours of reading each week.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Not open to Undergraduate students..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23410 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am T        Enrolled:6 Limit:20