Approved by Faculty Senate 11/18/02

 

University Studies Approval: Writing Flag, Music Department

Department or Program: Music Department

Course Number: 352

Number of Credits: 3

Course Title: Music of the Classical Period and of the 19tl' and Centuries

 

Catalog Description:

 

Study of the development of Western art-music from C. 1750 to the present day. Significant works of the growing art-music repertoire and careers of important composers. Changing roles of form and harmonic language, proliferating responses to the changing role of art music.

 

A2C2 approved course- yes

 

Requested Approval: Writing Flag

 

Department Contact Person for this course:

 

Dr. Paul Vance

pvance @ winona.edu

 

This course is designed as a University Studies Course with a Writing Flag. The course objectives and requirements reinforce the outcomes specified by the University Studies Curriculum for the basic skills area of writing. Writing assignments for this course will familiarize the student with music-related research, commentary, and historical perspective.

 

 

Description of the Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to:

 

a. Practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their fields:

Students will be required to cite at least five bibliographic sources for their formal paper. Each student will submit a paper topic and outline of their presentation several weeks prior to the due date for the project. The instructor will provide feedback on the merits and viability of the proposed project. Papers will be returned to the student with comments on their work.

b. Understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields:

Students are assigned supplemental reading which will acquaint them with contemporary writing on the topic of musicology. Some of the features of contemporary prose in the field of musicology include commentary on performance practice within a specific historical period: correcting misconceptions of previously accepted historical information: gender-sensitive approaches to musicological perspective.

c. adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their fields; Students will learn to understand and use terminology
       associated with literature, performance practices, and aesthetics of music of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries.

d.    make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing in their fields:

      Using databases such as RILM, Project Muse, Ingenta, and First Search students will become familiar with some of the most
      accessible and current on-line sources of musicological information.

e. learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

      Students are encouraged to buy and use Richard Wingell's Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide. This book provides direction and
      modeling of writing in the field of music.

 

 

Course Syllabus

College of Liberal Arts

Winona State University

Department: Music

Date of Revision: September, 2002

Course Number: 352

Course Title: Music of the Classical Period and of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Number of Credits: 3 s.h. Term

Frequency of Offering:  Every Spring

Prerequisites: MUS 351

Grading: Grade only

Course applies to: Major required

 

 

Frequency of Offering: Every Spring

This course is designed as a University Studies Course with a Writing Flag. As such, it includes requirements and learning activities that promote the students' abilities to:

a. practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their field;

Students will be required to cite at least five bibliographic sources for their formal paper. Each student will submit a paper topic and outline of their presentation several weeks prior to the due date for the project. The instructor will provide feedback on the merits and viability of the proposed project as well as the mechanics of the writing. Papers will be returned to the student with comments on their writing and content.

b. understand the main features and uses if writing in their field; Students will be assigned supplemental reading which will acquaint them with contemporary writing on the topic of musicology. Some of the features of contemporary prose in the field of musicology include commentary on performance practice within a specific historical period: correcting misconceptions of previously accepted historical information; gender-sensitive approaches to musicological per spective.

c. adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their field; Students will learn to understand and use terminology associated with literature, performance practices, and aesthetics of music of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries.

d. make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing in their field; and using databases such as RILM. Project Muse. Ingenta. and First Search students will become familiar with some of the most accessible and current on-line sources of musicological information.

e. learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their field. Students are encouraged to buy and use Richard Wingell's Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide. This book provides direction and modeling of writing in the field of music.

 

1. Catalog description:

Study of the development of Western art-music from c. 1750 to the present day. Significant works of the growing art-music repertoire and careers of important composers. Changing roles of form and harmonic language, proliferating responses to the changing role of art music.

2. Statement of the major-or focus and objectives of the course:

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

1. Be able to identify and analyze representative musical forms, styles, performance contexts, performance media, and composers and compositions of western music, and describe the musical traditions, contexts, and characteristics of diverse and representative world cultures.

2. Be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the interrelationship of music with other art forms and disciplines.

3. Course outline of the major-or topics and subtonics:

The student will become familiar with the forms, styles, performance practices and performance media in Western art music, from the period covering c. 1750 to the present day.

The student shall become able to explain how musical style developed during this period, and to identify representative composers and compositions from this era.

4. Basic instructional plan and methods utilized:

Lecture

Group discussion

Video

Audio tapes and compact discs

Experiential activities (e.g., attendance at performances, research papers)

5. Course requirements and means of evaluation:

Three exams, each of which is worth 25% of the final grade. Written exams will include essay questions which will be evaluated on the basis of content, style, grammar, and clarity of thought.

A formal paper, worth 25 % of the final grade. Topic proposal and writing mechanics and style for both proposal and final paper are assessed as part of the score.

6. Grading Scale:

92-l00=A, 8l-91=B, 70-80=C, 65-69=D, 64 and below=E

7. Textbooks:

1. Grout, Donald 3. and Claude V. Palisca. A History of Western Music, ed.

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001.

2. Palisca, Claude V., ed. Norton Anthology of Western Music, Vol.2(4"' ed.).

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001.

 

 

Course Calendar

Jan. 7, 9, 11, 14 & 16: Sonata, Symphony, and Opera in the Early Classic Period (Chapter 13).

Jan.18: The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart (Chapter 14).

Jan.21: Class will not meet.

Jan.23, 25, 28 & 30: Chapter 14 continued.

Feb. 1,4 & 6: Ludwig van Beethoven (Chapter 15).

 

Feb. 8: Exam I (Chapters 13-15).

Feb.11 & 13: Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Music (Chapter 16).

Feb.15: Class will not meet.

Feb.18: Chapter 16 continued.

Feb.20, 22, 25, 25 & March 1: Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth

Century (Chapter 17).

March 2-10: Spring Break.

March 11, 13 & 15: Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Century (Chapter 18).

 

March 15: Paper Topics due. (You are to submit your paper topic in prose form,

accompanied by a brief thesis or explanation of your approach to the topic and an

annotated bibliography at least three sources of information you intend to use in

your paper. )

March 18, 20,22 & 25: European Music from the 1870s to World War I (Chapter 19).

 

March 27: Exam II (Chapters 16-19).

March 29, April 1,3 & 5: The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Century (Chapter 20).

April 8,10, 12 & 15: Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-

Century Europe (Chapter 21).

April 17 & 19: The American Twentieth Century (Chapter 22).

 

April 19: Formal Papers due.

April 22, 24 & 26: Chapter 22 continued.

 

May 1: Final Examination (8:00-10:00 a.m.). This exam covers material from chapters 20-22 only.

8. Guidelines for Formal Paper:

1. Your formal paper is to discuss a specific composer, piece, or stylistic movement from

the period of time covered in this semester's material (i.e., from C. 1750 to the present

day). The purpose of his project is to encourage students to do critical thinking about the

material introduced this term.

2. You must provide at least five bibliographic citations of sources of information

utilized in your paper.

3. If you choose to do a paper on a specific piece of music, it may not be one included in

the Norton Anthology of Western Music.

4. If you are writing about a composer, you must focus on their work rather than on their

life. Biographical material may only be used if it relates to the composer's output or

artistic perspective.

5. Every paper must include some analytical observations relating to musical style (i.e.,

sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, growth, and text if applicable).

6. Papers must be from 5 to 10 pages in length (excluding footnotes and bibliography).