History of Western Music IV, 1850 to Present

Schedule

Listings by week

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List of Due Dates

Schedule of Classes, Topics, and Assignments

Click on the label for each week to see the detailed assignment with links to online sources.


Unit I: Self and Other in the Age of Empire, 1848–1918

  • W 2019-01-16
  • Overview; Progressive music
    • Wagner

  • F 2019-01-18
  • Workshop

  • Week 2
  • Tradition and Innovation
    • Germany and Austria

  • M 2019-01-21
  • No class: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

  • W 2019-01-23
  • Music of the Future, Music of the Past
    • Wagner, Bruckner, Brahms

  • F 2019-01-25
  • Workshop

  • Week 3
  • Nationalism and Exoticism
    • The Great Powers

  • M 2019-01-28
  • Canon, Class, and Empire in Victorian UK and USA
    • Stanford, Smyth, Coleridge-Taylor, Beach

  • W 2019-01-30
  • Musical Otherness
    • Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Saint-Säens

  • F 2019-02-01
  • Workshop

  • M 2019-02-04
  • Paris
    • Debussy, L. and N. Boulanger, Stravinsky

  • W 2019-02-06
  • Catch-Up Day

  • F 2019-02-08
  • Workshop

  • M 2019-02-11
  • Roundtable 1
    • Presentations on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ethel Smyth, Serge Diaghilev

  • W 2019-02-13
  • Midterm 1

  • F 2019-02-15
  • Workshop


Unit II: Responsibility, Control, and Freedom through the Wars, 1918–1960

  • Week 6
  • Expression and Exile: The Modernist Diaspora

  • M 2019-02-18
  • Roundtable 1 response essay due, 2 p.m.

  • M 2019-02-18
  • Death and Transfiguration in Vienna
    • A. and G. Mahler, J. and R. Strauss, Schoenberg

  • W 2019-02-20
  • Refugees from the Great Tradition
    • Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Dallapiccola, Krenek, Skalkottas

  • F 2019-02-22
  • Workshop

  • M 2019-02-25
  • Order and Play in Post-War Paris
    • Satie, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Falla, Villa-Lobos

  • W 2019-02-27
  • Visions of the World Beyond
    • Messiaen, Late Stravinsky

  • F 2019-03-01
  • Workshop

  • Week 8
  • I, Too, Am America
    • Art, Entertainment, Identity in New York between the Wars

  • M 2019-03-04
  • Music for Home, Stage, Records, and Radio
    • Sousa, Joplin, B. Smith, B. Holiday, Gershwin, Armstrong, Ellington, Gillespie

  • W 2019-03-06
  • Music for the Concert Hall
    • Ives, Still, Gershwin, Ellington, Price, Copland, Chávez

  • F 2019-03-08
  • Workshop

  • F 2019-03-08
  • Research Paper: Proposal due, 5 p.m.

  • Spring Break: No class from 2019-03-09 to 2019-03-17

  • Week 9
  • The Composer In Society, Outside It, and Against It

  • M 2019-03-18
  • Responsibility and Resistance through WWII
    • Shostakovich, Britten, Martin

  • W 2019-03-20
  • Roundtable group-presentation briefings due, 5 p.m.

  • W 2019-03-20
  • Control and Freedom in the Cold War
    • Boulez, Stockhausen, Babbitt, Cage, Lutosławski

  • F 2019-03-22
  • Workshop

  • F 2019-03-22
  • Research Paper: Literature review and introduction due, 5 p.m.

  • M 2019-03-25
  • Roundtable 2
    • Presentations on Adrian Leverkühn (see: Thomas Mann), Nadia Boulanger, Cathleen Berberian

  • W 2019-03-27
  • Midterm 2

  • F 2019-03-29
  • Workshop


Unit III: Fusion and Fission in the Era of Globalization, 1960–2019

  • Week 11
  • Roll Over, Beethoven
    • Moving beyond the Classics

  • M 2019-04-01
  • Roundtable 2 response essay due, 2 p.m.

  • M 2019-04-01
  • Crossover and Conversion: Postmodernism, Eclecticism
    • Glass, Reich, Rochberg, Penderecki, Schnittke, Pärt, Brazelton

  • W 2019-04-03
  • Popular Music and Social Conflict
    • Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Beatles, M. Davis, J. Coltrane, Public Enemy

  • F 2019-04-05
  • Workshop

  • Week 13
  • Every Place Is West of Somewhere
    • Western Music as World Music

  • M 2019-04-15
  • The Globalization of Western Popular Music
    • Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Justin Bieber, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

  • W 2019-04-17
  • The Globalization of Western Art Music
    • Tan Dun, Yo-Yo Ma, Kronos Quartet, Golijov, Du Yun

  • F 2019-04-19
  • Workshop

  • Week 14
  • The New Common Practice
    • Global Popular Music

  • M 2019-04-22
  • Guitars in Church: Contemporary Christian Worship Music
    • The St. Louis Jesuits, Rich Mullins, Hillsong, Matt Redmond, Kirk Franklin

  • W 2019-04-24
  • Hip Hop in Contemporary Politics
    • Kanye West, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • F 2019-04-26
  • Workshop

  • F 2019-04-26
  • Roundtable group-presentation briefings due, 5 p.m.

  • M 2019-04-29
  • Roundtable 3
    • Presentations on Quincy Jones, Meredith Monk, music for Standing Rock

  • W 2019-05-01
  • Group Performance Project Presentations

  • W 2019-05-01
  • Roundtable 3 response essay due, 2 p.m.

  • M 2019-05-06
  • Final paper due, 5 p.m.

  • T 2019-05-07
  • Final Exam