Investigations of specialized topics in music history with a consideration of musicological methodology. These courses expand upon the historical issues discussed in MUS 230 and/or MUS 334. Recent offerings have included Beethoven, Mozart, Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Opera, Mahler and His Time, Das Lied, Music for the Mass, Improvisation in Western Art Music, and Chamber Music of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.
|MUS 230 and MUS 334 or consent of instructor||1/2-1 course|
Current Semester InformationChristopher Lynch
390B: Mus Hist Tps:Berlioz
Music History Topics:Berlioz
This course studies the musical works of French composer Hector Berlioz in the context of the 19th-century European music business. Particular attention is paid to how Berlioz marketed himself and his music in order to make a living, and how the business of music influenced his compositional methods and output.