Music in the Classical Period


MHS 424
Music in the Classical Period

June 29–August 5, 2020 / Monday, Wednesday, 2–4:30 p.m.

Stephen Armstrong

UPDATE (April 15, 2020):
In accordance with the University’s COVID-19 restrictions, this course will be taught entirely online. The course meeting time may need to be changed to accommodate students in different time zones. The instructor will contact students before the start of Summer Session to determine a meeting time that will work for everyone.

Although the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven serve as the primary “texts” of this course, close attention is paid to the history of styles and contexts of music-making from the so-called early classic period through the early 19th century. The relation of musical style to genre, performance venue, and audience is considered alongside changes in systems of patronage, dissemination of music as a commodity, private and public concert traditions, and performance practices documented in contemporary treatises.

$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 35635

“The content was very accessible and fun, especially with a great instructor who creates dialogue between student and teacher.” – 2017 student

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