Methods of Music Analysis (PERF5031)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit is designed to introduce students to the current state of music analysis, and to enable them to develop expertise in analytical methodologies relevant to their research interests. A range of analytical approaches to Western Art Music 1700-1945 will be explored in the seminars, including Schenkerian reduction techniques; Formenlehre theories and their recent offshoot, 'deformation' theory; motivic and harmonic analysis (in tonal and post-tonal music); and narrative and semiotic approaches. The focus of the course will be balanced between theoretical exposition of the principles involved, and practical applications of the various methods to relevant repertoire.

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Classes

2 hour seminar/week.

Assessment

Analysis portfolio (60%), Research essay 2,000 words (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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