Advanced Music Theory I: Structural and Rhetorical Approaches to 18th and 19th Century Music

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Course Information
Program(s): 
Discipline(s): 
Music
Terms offered: 
Fall
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

Discussion on form and structure from 14th to 18th century in comparison with the development of compositional techniques. Rhetoric devices and musical oration will be analyzed in connection with vocal and instrumental pieces of music. The difference between period and sentence structure (and their combinations) as well as the development of sonata form (from binary to ternary) will be evaluated.