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M-LT 71338 - Webern
This course will cover the full trajectory of Webern’s music, beginning with his departure from tonality in the early songs. We will consider the shape and impact of the miniature, “aphoristic” instrumental pieces, then move to the atonal song settings, focusing on the complex settings of texts by Georg Trakl in the op.14 songs and on the beginnings of twelve-tone writing soon after. We will study the Symphony op.21 for structure and form, and will contemplate Webern’s extreme experiment in symmetry in the Concerto for Nine Instruments op.24 and the “total organization” of Piano Variations op.27. We will end with the late cantatas composed on texts of Hildegard Jone. Webern’s often dramatic life and times lend context and meaning to his art.

Prerequisites (( M-EX 5103 / Placement Exam or M-LT 8102 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> ) and ( M-SK 5103 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 5191 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> ))
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Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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