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MUSIC 130C: Elementary Choral Conducting

Techniques specific to the conducting of choral ensembles: warm-ups, breathing, balance, blend, choral tone, isolation principles, recitative conducting, preparation, and conducting of choral/orchestral works. Prerequisite: 130A.
Last offered: Spring 2017 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

MUSIC 133: Food, Text, Music: A Multidisciplinary Lab on the Art of Feasting (FRENCH 166, 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 need to email Professors Galvez and Rodin (mailto:mgalvez@stanford.edu and mailto:jrodin@stanford.edu) with a statement of intent and dietary restrictions/preferences.
Last offered: Winter 2017 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

MUSIC 135: Harmonic Convergence: Music's Intersections with Science, Mathematics, History, and Literature

Topics include music and the brain; tuning and temperament; musical form; connections between music and mathematics; and readings in history and literature with strong musical elements. Readings include "The Power of Music" (Mannes), "Musicophilia" (Sacks), "From Music to Mathematics" (Roberts), "The Kreutzer Sonata" (Tolstoy), "A Clockwork Orange" and "Honey for the Bears" (Burgess). Compositions by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and others will be studied. Goals: increased understanding of music's relationship to other fields; improved writing skills. While ability to read music is not required, students with musical ability will be encouraged to perform relevant works in class.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Phillips, P. (PI)

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 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.)
Last offered: Winter 2017 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

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.)
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.)
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4

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. Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM course for Music majors.)
Terms: Win | Units: 4
Instructors: Hinton, S. (PI)
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