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MUSI223 Classical Music

A study of selected significant musical styles and composers of Classical Western art music, with special emphasis upon the development of new musical languages within music history.

Why are there so many different types of Western art music, such as concerto, solo song, oratorio, symphony and sonata? And why are there so many different ways in which these genres have been written over the centuries? You will explore the styles of composition in Western art music from an analytical and historical perspective. The topics range from medieval through to modern periods, focusing on four main subject areas to provide depth of inquiry. Students will learn to recognise a variety of musical forms and compositional techniques and to place them in historical context.

Paper title Classical Music
Paper code MUSI223
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,338.30

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
MUSI 323
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Adams

Paper Structure

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41