Music Survey: Music From the Middle Ages to the Baroque

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

A survey of the history of Western music from the Middle Ages to 1750. The various cultural offerings in Vienna during the Spring 2011 semester will inform the selection of works on which we will focus. Topics will include the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the origins of polyphony, the development of vocal and instrumental genres, and the works of such central composers as Josquin, Monteverdi, Bach, Vivaldi and Handel.