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MUS 265

History of Western Music I

European art music from the ancient Greeks to the end of the Classical Era (ca. 1800). The course places the stylistic development of important genres and forms of Western art music into a spectrum of musical, social and economic contexts. The analysis of historically important works will consider how music has been experienced by composers, performers, patrons and audiences.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities MUS 112, 122 or consent of instructor 1 course

Fall Semester information

Matthew Balensuela

265A: History of Western Music I