Approved by Faculty Senate 11/18/02

University Studies Approval:

Department or Program: Music Department

Course Number: 472

Number of Credits: 2

Course Title: Survey of Vocal Literature II (German)

Catalog Description:

 

Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Strauss, Hugo Wolf, and others. Offered alternate years.

A2C2 approved course- yes

Requested Approval: Oral Communication Flag

Department Contact Person for this course:

Dr. Suzanne Draayer PAC 139 sdraayer @ winona.edu

This course is designed as a University Studies Course with an Oral Communication Flag. The course objectives and requirements
demonstrate that students present extemporaneous oral comments, present a lecture/demonstration on a selected topic, research
composers and their style characteristics, and exhibit the conventions of evidence, format, usage and documentation in the field of
German vocal literature.

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

a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations; 30% of the grade will be determined by oral presentations
and discussions on assigned course readings. An additional 20% of the final grade will be determined by the lecture/performance on a
composer from a selected list.

b) understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines; Course materials will include oral presentations given in concert
setting- pre-performance translations, background information, interpretations and other types of speaking relevant to the music profession.

c) adapt their speaking abilities to field-specific audiences;

Students will learn and be able to use, within oral presentations, terminology and concepts regarding German song literature of the
19th and early 20th centuries.

d) receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement;

Both students and professor will prepare written feedback for their peers.

e) make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in their fields; and learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and
documentation in their fields. Students will utilize periodicals, web information, books, recordings and other appropriate materials to
validate their research, conclusions, and opinions. They will show evidence of their skills in this area in their oral and written presentations.

f) learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students will show evidence of their skills in conventions
of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their oral and written presentations.

German Vocal Literature

MUSIC 472

Spring, 2000

Dr. Suzanne Draayer

PAC 142 x 5255

sdraayer@ winona.edu

Course Objectives: This is an Oral Communications Flag course in the University Studies program. As such, it includes requirements and learning activities that promote the students' abilities to:

a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations;

b) understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines;

c) adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences;

d) receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement;

e) make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in their fields; and learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

f) learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students will show evidence of their skills in conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their oral and written presentations.

1. Catalog description:

Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Strauss, Wolf, and others. Offered alternate years.

2. Statement of ihe major focus and objectives of the course:

The purpose of this class is to expose the student to a wide variety of Lieder, from its beginnings in the compositions of Mozart and Beethoven through its completion in the works of Hugo Wolf and Gustav Mahier. A large portion of the class time will be spent listening to representative songs and discussing compositional styles..

3. Basic Instrudtional plans and methods utilized:

Lecture

Group discussion

Audio compact discs

Experiential activities (e.g., oral presentations of required reading and individualized topics)

4. Course requirements and means of evatuation:

30% 3 tests

20% 1 lecture/performance on a composer of your choice from a selected list

20% 1 final exam

30% Oral presentations and discussions on assigned course readings

 

5. Textbooks:

The Nineteenth-Century German Lied by Lorraine Gorrell. Published by the Amadeus Press.

Oral presentation:

The lecture/performance should include a biography of the composer and the performance of at least two of his/her songs. Students will be expected to provide written feedback for their peers. The paper, approximately 5 typed pages, will be turned in to the professor. Select a composer or topic from the following list: Schubert - Wintereisse, Schanengesang; Schumann - Dichterliebe, Dret Gedichte von Emanuel Geibel, Gedichte der Ktnigin Maria Stuart; Beethoven 6 Gel len Songs; Brahms - 5 Lieder der Ophelia, Vier ernste Gesange, Ziguenerlieder; Liszt - rTe Sonetti di Pefrarca; Mahier - Das Lied von der Erde, Lieder emes fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Straws - Vier letzte Lieder; Wagner - 5 Gedichteftiir eme Frauenstimme von Math ilde Wesendonk; Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch, Mignon lieder, Spanisches Liederbuch; Settings of Goethe,Brentano, Heine,Eichendorff, Morike, or others in selected songs; the use of folksongs in lieder; lieder by J.S. Bach; women composers other than those studied.

Schedule:

Week 1-2 Chapters 1-4, pp. 15-94 Poetry, Music, the Piano, and Performers. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 3 - 4 Chapters 5-6, pp, 95-138 Beethoven & Schubert. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week4 test 1 Feb.3

Week 5 - 7 Chapters 7-9, pp 139-208 R. Schumann, Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Fanny Hensel. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 8 Test II - Feb.29

Week 9-10 Chapters 13-14, pp 257-308 Brahms & Wolf. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 11 Chapters 10, 11, 12, pp.209-256 Mendelssohn, others, Liszt, Wagner. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 12 Test III - April 11

Week 13-15 Chapter 15, pp.309-336 Wolf, Mahier & Strauss. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 16 Student projects

Final Exam