This course explores selected examples of European and American art, traditional, and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. As we consider each piece and composer as a case study indicative of broader trends, we will explore the historical contexts, philosophical and literary underpinnings, and social dynamics of this music and how it shaped and was shaped by the world from which it came. The overarching goal of this class is for you to enrich your experience of and knowledge about music in Western traditions by delving into the music of the past and the cultures that produced it. By understanding music and its historical context, you will become more sensitive to what it has meant in the past what it means to us now, in the present. This awareness will help you to interpret, perform, and teach many kinds of music, as well as give you perspective on your own role in the ongoing history of music. This course is intended for music majors, minors, and others who possess advanced skills in music reading and analysis.
Harbert, Elissa, "MUS 266 History of Western Music II 1800s- Today Harbert Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 130, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.