This course is an investigation of the tonal system as it functions in extreme situations: selected highly chromatic passages in Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven; the more adventurous compositions of Chopin and Liszt; late 19th-century works in which the tonal system seems approaching collapse (Max Reger, Hugo Wolf, early Schoenberg); etc. Theoretical constructs of Schoenberg and Schenker will be explored in an effort to make sense of the music. The last quarter of the class will be devoted to the analysis of a complete scene of a Wagner opera.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assignments will include two short analytical papers and two short compositional exercises.
|Instructor(s): Bruce,Neely Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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