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

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
Instructors: Hadlock, H. (PI)

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

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
Instructors: Berger, K. (PI)

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

Prerequisites: MUSIC 23, MUSIC 42. (WIM at 4-unit level only.)
Last offered: Spring 2015 | Repeatable for credit

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

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)

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

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
Instructors: Schultz, A. (PI)

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

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.)
Last offered: Spring 2017

MUSIC 246L: Studies in Ethnomusicology: Musics of Africa and the African Diaspora (AFRICAAM 146L, AFRICAST 246L, MUSIC 146L)

An introduction to musics of Africa and the African Diaspora. Topics include: music and nationalism, religion, embodiment, diaspora, migration, resistance, gender, globalization, and race. Musical regions and nations may include: Zimbabwe, South Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Caribbean, and the United States. This is a seminar-based course in which students will write short reflective papers and a final, research-based paper.Pre- or co-requisite for WIM credit: Music 22. WIM at 4 or 5 letter-graded units only.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Schultz, A. (PI)

MUSIC 247J: Studies in Music, Media, and Popular Culture: The Soul Tradition in African American Music (AFRICAAM 19, AMSTUD 147J, CSRE 147J, MUSIC 147J)

The African American tradition of soul music from its origins in blues, gospel, and jazz to its influence on today's r&b, hip hop, and dance music. Style such as rhythm and blues, Motown, Southern soul, funk, Philadelphia soul, disco, Chicago house, Detroit techno, trip hop, and neo-soul. Soul's cultural influence and global reach; its interaction with politics, gender, place, technology, and the economy. Pre-/corequisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 units only.)
Last offered: Winter 2015

MUSIC 247K: Studies in Music, Media, and Popular Culture: Music and Urban Film (MUSIC 147K)

How music and sound work in urban cinema. What happens when music's capacity to transform everyday reality combines with the realism of urban films? Provides an introduction to traditional theories of film music and film sound; considers how new technologies and practices have changed the roles of music in film. Readings discuss film music, realistic cinema, urban musical practices and urban culture. Viewing includes action/adventure, Hindi film, documentary, film noir, hip hop film, the musical, and borderline cases by Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, Wong Kar-Wai and Tsai Ming-Liang. Pre- or corequisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 unit level only.)
Last offered: Winter 2016

MUSIC 247L: Studies in Music, Media, and Popular Culture: Latin American Music and Globalization (CHILATST 147L, CSRE 147L, MUSIC 147L)

Focuses on vernacular music of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina. Musical examples discussed in relation to: globalization, migration, colonialism, nationalism, diaspora, indigeneity, politics, religion, dance, ethnicity, and gender. How music reflects and shapes cultures, identities, and social structures. Genres addressed: bachata, bossa nova, cumbia, forro, ranchero, reggaeton, rock, salsa, tango, and others. Seminar, guest performances, reading, listening, and analysis. Pre-/corequisite (for music majors): MUSIC 22. (WIM at 4 units only.)
Last offered: Autumn 2015 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 8 units total)
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