Approved by Faculty Senate 11/18/02
University Studies Approval: WritingFlag, 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
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 andharmonic 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:
b. Understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields:
c. adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their fields; Students
will learn to understand and use terminology
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
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
College of Liberal Arts
Winona State University
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:
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
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.
Audio tapes and compact discs
Experiential activities (e.g., attendance at performances, research papers)
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.
92-l00=A, 8l-91=B, 70-80=C, 65-69=D, 64 and below=E
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.
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.
utilized in your paper.
the Norton Anthology of Western Music.
life. Biographical material may only be used if it relates to the composer's output or
sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, growth, and text if applicable).