Professor Alexander Pichugin

Taught in English. NO Prerequisites or knowledge of German necessary.

This course invites students to explore the world of music and its connections to language. Students will trace the development of music and its connection to language from a historical and cultural perspective. Students will study the fundamentals of music and discover basic music terminology, which will be used throughout the course as a foundation for discussion of music throughout history. Eras covered will include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and a variety of 20th Century genres. Students will gain an understanding of the context in which music was created by recognizing and aurally identifying style characteristics, genres, and representative masterworks from various periods.

The course is conducted in English. Some optional course materials in other European languages are offered.

Ability to read German, Italian, or French, as well as music score are welcome, but not required.

This course is a mini-course starting on March 9, 2023 and running for seven weeks. The meetings of the course are conducted face-to-face.