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MUSIC 132: Music Education: Then, Now, and Then Again (EDUC 132)

Explores the presence and impact of music across a variety of educational settings, with a focus on the historical function of music education, the current role of music education, and potential future models of music education.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Gavin, R. (PI)

MUSIC 133: Food, Text, Music: A Multidisciplinary Lab on the Art of Feasting (FRENCH 166, FRENCH 266, FRENCH 366, MUSIC 333)

Students cook a collection of unfamiliar recipes each week while learning about the cultural milieus in which they originated. The course focuses on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, a time of great banquets that brought together chefs, visual artists, poets, musicians, and dancers. Students read late-medieval cookbooks under the guidance of professional chefs, learn songs and poetry with the help of visiting performers, and delve into a burgeoning scholarly literature on food history and sensory experience. We will also study trade routes and food networks, the environmental impact of large-scale banquets, the science of food, and the politics of plenty. This course may count towards the Medieval component of the French major, and corresponds to DLCL 121, a course requirement for the Medieval Studies Minor. Students interested in applying for course must email both professors (mgalvez@stanford.edu, jrodin@stanford.edu) by 20 September with a statement of up to 350 words that includes: (a) reasons for wanting to take the class; (b) relevant background in cooking/medieval studies/etc.; (c) stated commitment to attend all ten course meetings; and (d) any dietary restrictions/preferences.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

MUSIC 141J: Studies in Music of the Renaissance (MUSIC 241J)

Prerequisites: MUSIC 21, MUSIC 40. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 142K: Studies in Music of the Baroque: Handel the Cosmopolitan (MUSIC 242K)

Music history seminar on the operatic, sacred, and instrumental works of G.F. Handel as examples of the diversity, cosmopolitanism, expression, formal and technical features, and social uses of music in the first half of eighteenth century. Traces Handel¿s career from his native Germany to an elite Roman circle of musical connoisseurs, and to the Italian opera company he founded in London and his transformation of Italian opera into a new genre of English oratorio. By analyzing Handel¿s works in context, we examine the aesthetic, harmonic, and dramatic principles of the major European Baroque art-music genres. Prerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Hadlock, H. (PI)

MUSIC 143J: Studies in Music of the Classical Period: Franz Joseph Haydn (MUSIC 243J)

Music and Musicians in the Age of EnlightenmentnPrerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 143K: Studies in Music of the Classical Period: Mozart's Operas (MUSIC 243K)

Aesthetic, musical, and dramatic principles of 18th-century comic opera explored through W.A. Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and Magic Flute. Comic strategies of exaggeration, farce, stock characters, ethnic caricature, and topsy-turvy social inversion; national traditions of Italian opera buffa and German Singspiel; musical forms and elements including recitative, aria, and ensemble. How Mozart's operas reflect 18th-century ideas about music, social organization, political authority, gender, sexuality, and rhetoric. Prerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Autumn 2017

MUSIC 144L: Studies in Music of the Romantic Period: Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung (MUSIC 244L)

Richard Wagner's cycle of four operas, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (1848-74), is one of the key documents of the mid nineteenth-century revolutionary fervor in Europe and a monument of radical artistic modernism of the period. The course will examine the artistic features of this unique work and place it in the complex ideological context of its time. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42 (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Winter 2018

MUSIC 145K: Studies in Western Art Music Since 1900: Concepts of New Music (MUSIC 245K)

A survey of the history of Western classical music in the twentieth century, concentrating on shifts in the concept of New Music in the first half of the century. The aim is twofold: to study in depth a representative selection of works and to develop a historiographical framework for that study. Relevant concepts to be examined include Expressionism, Neo-Classicism, New Objectivity, Serialism, Aleatoricism, and Minimalism -- all of them key terms used by music historians and critics to describe and delineate the multifaceted phenomenon of "New Music." Composers to be studied include Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Berg, Weill, Shostakovich, Reich and Glass, and others. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM course for Music majors.)
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
Instructors: Hinton, S. (PI)

MUSIC 146J: Studies in Ethnomusicology: Listening to the Local: Music Ethnography of the Bay Area (ANTHRO 146J, CSRE 146J, MUSIC 246J)

An introduction to music ethnography through student research on musical life in the Bay Area. Focus is on the intersections of music, social life, and cultural practice by engaging with people as they perform music and culture in situ. Techniques taught include participant-observation, interviewing and oral history, writing field-notes, recording, transcription, analysis, and ethnographic writing. Pre-/co-requisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 units only.)
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

MUSIC 146M: New Keywords in African Sound (AFRICAAM 146D, AFRICAST 146M, CSRE 146D, MUSIC 246M)

This course identifies and considers new keywords for the study of contemporary African music and sound. Each week we will foster discussion around a keyword and a constellation of case studies. The sonic practices we will encounter range from South African house music to Ghanaian honk horns; from Congolese rumba bands to Tunisian trance singers; from listening to the radio in a Tanzanian homestead to making hip hop music videos on the Kenyan coast. By exploring the unexpected interconnections between contemporary African musical communities, we will discuss new keywords arising in current scholarship, including technologies like the amplifier and the hard drive, spaces like the studio and the city, and analytics like pleasure and hotness. We will also engage with established concepts for the study of postcolonial African cultures, including nationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, diaspora, and Pan-Africanism. This is a seminar-based course open to graduate students, upper level undergraduate students, and other students with consent of the instructor. Proficiency in music is not required. WIM at 4 units only.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Copeland, L. (PI)
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