Historical Performance Practice

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

Students will explore a variety of different performing practices, many of which are categorically distinct from 21st-century conventions. We will consider a range of issues that will force us to refine our understanding of basic musical issues, including notation, tempo, musical style, and instrument choice. Demonstrations on historical instruments will be a key feature of the course, through which students will study not only relevant issues of organology, but also consider their musical consequences.