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 24-August 2, 2019 / Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 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 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m.

$5,010 / 3 credits     CRN 19578

“The course content includes an intensive look at the practice of tonal music. Dr. Frank makes this information relevant and easy to understand. He has a very clear style and a great sense of humor.” — 2018 student

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