This unit surveys some of the major developments in the history of western classical music from the Medieval period to the present, and relates them to broader historical and artistic trends. In addition to analysing individual musical works, students will engage with musical historiography and develop a critical understanding of some influential techniques of music analysis.
2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk
Tutorial work (20%), short paper (20%), essay (40%), exam (20%)
Burkholder, J. A History of Western Music, New York: Norton, 2014
This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and knowledge of elementary music theory.
MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502