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M-LT 71335 - Leonard Bernstein: Composer
Most popularly known for his Broadway musical West Side Story (1957), Leonard Bernstein’s own story has been shaped primarily by his conducting career as well as compositions most often categorized as musical theater. This fourteen­week seminar will examine his better­known works that dialogue with tensions of genre­­ such as On The Town (1944), Trouble in Tahiti (1952), and Mass (1971)­­alongside his lesser­known concert music, including all three of his symphonies, and a variety of piano, vocal, and chamber music. While focusing on biographical and analytical study, the course will also discuss larger questions of reception and the societal forces that can shape a composer’s legacy.

Prerequisites ( M-SK 5103 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> and ( M-LT 8102 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-EX 5103 / Placement Exam ))
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Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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