Topics in Tonal Literature and Analysis

Beethoven's Symphonies class taught by Michael Ruhling at New Sibley Library, Miller Center. //  Summer classes at University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music  July 13, 2016.  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

TH 401
Topics in Tonal Literature and Analysis

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June 27-August 5, 2022 / Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Room: OSL 204

Bruce Frank

This course introduces and explores analytical techniques and issues relevant to the traditional tonal musical literature, addressing as well the performance implications of analytical decisions insofar as possible. The course deals with the analysis of various musical dimensions in a core repertoire that will vary from semester to semester. Topics include meter / rhythm, harmonic syntax, motivic structure, deeper-level linear structure, formal processes, and text / music relationships.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, June 27 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m.

$5,460 / 3 credits     TH 401-1

“Good study guide for comps.” — 2019 student