College Of Arts and Sciences | Clocks, Cars, & Composers
S103 | 9625 | Hawkes, C.
What effect did the invention of photography, the light bulb, an
accurate clock have on musicians? What difference did it make whether
they were living in a monarchy or a democracy or under a dictator?
This course will examine specific composers from the 14th to the 20th
century who broke free from prevailing traditions and were forward
looking. We will seek to understand how they were products of their
time and place. Our sources for discussions will be recorded music,
live concerts, readings about the composers (and otherís reactions to
them), and films.