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MUS 390

Music History Topics

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.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
MUS 230 and MUS 334 or consent of instructor 1/2-1 course

Fall Semester information

Matthew Balensuela

390A: Tps:DuFay, Josquin, and the Renaissance

A survey of selected works and composers of Renaissance music with special attention to Guillaume Du Fay and Josquin des Prez. On successfully completing the course, students will be able to (1) discuss and analyze the music of major Renaissance composers and genres; (2) discuss the role of music in Renaissance society and culture; and (3) be familiar with the lives and accomplishments of Dufay and Josquin.