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MUSIC 142J: Studies in Music of the Baroque: Monteverdi's Theater Music (MUSIC 242J)

Prerequisites: MUSIC 22, MUSIC 41. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Winter 2016 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | 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: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

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 144J: Studies in Music of the Romantic Period: Faust in 19th-century Music (MUSIC 244J)

Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42 (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit

MUSIC 144K: The Symphonies of Gustav Mahler: Music, Meaning, and Modern Times (MUSIC 244K)

The symphonic oeuvre of Gustav Mahler (1860-191) examined through close study of selected works and movements, biographical and critical readings, cultural-political context of "fin-de-siècle" Vienna and Europe, paradigms of Romanticism and Modernism in European music. The background of ethnic diversity and conflict in late-Hapsburg Austria, the rise of European antisemitism, and outlines of the late 20th-century Mahler revival. Writing assignments emphasize live vs. critically mediated responses to the music, issues in orchestration and interpretation, and verbal mediation of musical meaning. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4

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.)

MUSIC 145J: Studies in Western Art Music Since 1900: The Music & Ideas of Charles Ives (MUSIC 245J)

Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit

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.

MUSIC 146J: Studies in Ethnomusicology: Listening to the Local: Music Ethnography of the Bay Area (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 fieldnotes, recording, transcription, analysis, and ethnographic writing. Pre-/corequisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 units only.)
Last offered: Spring 2016 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

MUSIC 146K: Studies in Ethnomusicology: Music of South Asia (MUSIC 246K)

Focuses on the history, theory, and practice of South Asian music with particular emphasis on the classical traditions of North and South India. Also addresses regional folk, popular, and devotional musical styles of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Topics include: raga, tala, vocal and instrumental genres, improvisation, aesthetics, music transmission, musical nationalism, social organization of musicians, music and ritual, music and gender, and technology. Lecture with discussion, some singing (no experience necessary), guest performances, reading, listening, and analysis. Pre-/corequisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 or 5 units only.)
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
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