western art music

MUS 300 - Beethoven

A general survey of Beethoven's life and music, with papers written on specific works and biographical issues. Emphasis on relating Beethoven's music to his life, and on perceptive listening. Prerequisite: MUS 110, 115, or 210. 3 credits. 

MUS 302 - Baroque Music

Vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque Era, from the birth of opera to the masterpieces of Handel and Bach. Prerequisite: MUS 110, 115, or 210. 3 credits.

MUS 303 - The Classic Era

Music from the early 18th century through the works of Haydn, Mozart, and early Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUS 110, 115, or 210. 3 credits. 

MUS 304 - The Romantic Era

Music that represents the Romantic spirit, from its roots in late Classicism to its culmination in Wagnerian opera. Prerequisite: MUS 110, 115, or 210. 3 credits.

MUS 308 - Opera

The study of selected masterworks, predominantly from the 18th- and 19th-century repertoire, and how they communicate meaning on many levels: music, narrative, visual, symbolic. Prerequisite: MUS 110 or 115 or 210 and 211. 3 credits.