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Classicism and Transformation - MCGY3636

Year - 2019

Since the early 20th century, the period c.1750-1830 has been associated with the idea of Classicism in European music, but it was also a period of rapid development and transformation in both music and society. This unit offers an in-depth examination of the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and their contemporaries in this historical context, and provides an opportunity to explore topics that will deepen and extend students' understanding of this highly significant period. Students will explore important repertoire, become acquainted with scholarly and performance issues associated with the style by studying a selection of critical writings about the period, and choose one topic to research in depth.

1 x 1hr lecture and 1 x 2hr seminar/week

Essay (2,500-3,000 words) (50%), Seminar presentation (30%), critical reading assignments (1,000 words) (20%)

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


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

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