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Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music - MCGY3601

Year - 2019

As a formal discipline, the analysis of music came into existence during the nineteenth century. Ironically, the music of this era, although much pored over, has been relatively poorly served in terms of analytical methodologies. Characteristically, both the harmonic language and the structures employed by nineteenth-century composers have been analysed as departures from codified eighteenth-century norms. In this unit, we will grapple with the particularity of tonal, harmonic and formal practices of the era, using a range of established methodologies and new tools (including Schenkerian theory, Neo-Riemannian theory, and sonata deformation theory).

1 x 2 hour seminar/week

5 x Bi-Weekly Papers (50%); final essay (40%); In class Participation (10%)




Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Musicology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr David Larkin
HECS Band: 1
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