Late Beethoven Seminar (MCGY3013)

UNIT OF STUDY

The aim of the unit is to examine the changes in the last 12 years of Beethoven's creative output, and discuss these in terms of a transition between what are traditionally called 'classic' and 'romantic' periods. This will be done through analysis, and the discussion of critical surveys, aesthetics and contemporary sources. Themes covered will include: Classicism/Romanticism. the compositional process. Beethoven and the fugue in the late style. Variations as transformations. The late quartets. The last 5 Piano Sonatas. Missa Solemnis. The 9th Symphony. Reception of Beethoven's late works.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

One 2-hour seminar/wk

Assessment

assignment, presentation, project and participation as specified in the course outline (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MCGY2612 or with permission of the coordinator

It is strongly recommended that students have completed MCGY2612, or have a sound knowledge of the Viennese Classical repertoire.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.