Honors | Music Theory & Literature IV (MUS)
T262 | 15887 | Julian Hook
MUS-T262, Music Theory and Literature IV, Honors.
Prerequisite: MUS-T261 or consent of instructor. Honors version of
MUS-T252, Music Theory and Literature IV. Study of music from
the "Romantic era" (roughly 1800-1910), with an emphasis on
structural analysis and advanced harmonic procedures. Major
composers covered include Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann,
Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner,
Strauss, Mahler, and Debussy. Students will deepen their
understanding of Romantic music, will develop their skills in
analyzing and listening to it and in reading scores, and will learn
to recognize stylistic characteristics of the major composers.
Theoretical topics to be covered include chromatic harmony, tonal
structure and organization, formal designs, motivic development,
rhythmic devices, orchestration, texture, and text setting. Students
will also develop their skills in thinking about music
independently, in communicating about music through written prose,
and in composing short pieces.