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M-LT 71143 - Italian Composers since 1970
Beginning as a survey of the musical landscape of Italy following the emergence of the Darmstadt-era avant-garde, this course explores theoretical methods for understanding the works of Italian composers of the last five decades. Beginning with Dallapiccola as precursor, the course examines works by Niccolo Castiglioni, Luigi Nono, Franco Donatoni, Salvatore Sciarrino, Giacinto Scelsi, Pierluigi Billone, Clara Iannotta, and others. Analysis of works and study of the compositional techniques and styles of these composers is applied to the question of whether an “Italian” music exists as a distinct class. In particular, we will study the turn away from total serialism toward other means of organizing musical material. A survey of publication and performance history illuminates the relative lack of exposure many Italian composers receive in the United States.

Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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