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

June 29-August 7, 2020 / Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Bruce Frank

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.

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.

Tuition:
$5,190 / 3 credits     CRN 20852

“Good study guide for comps.” — 2019 student

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