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MUSIC 3810 Music History and Literature I: Antiquity to 1700

4 hours


This course provides a rigorous and detailed examination of the development of ideas and styles in the Western musical tradition from the middle ages through the 18th century, and also explores the relationships between the music and the history and culture of Europe and America. The course is designed to widen your knowledge of Western musical repertoire dating from the middle ages through the 18th century; address relevant performance practice issues; and give you a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, aesthetic, and stylistic aspects of that music.