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Modernism in Austria and Germany 1889-1914 - MCGY3639

Year - 2019

Between 1889 and 1914, certain Austro-Germanic composers played a crucial role in the emerging modernist movement. Richard Strauss, Mahler and Schoenberg engaged with past musical traditions and contemporary trends in visual art, literature and philosophy to produce a distinctively new type of music. Works to be studied include Strauss's tone poems, Mahler's symphonies and Schoenberg's chamber music, as well as Lieder and stage works. Among the issues which will be explored are the way in which traditional formal structures were invoked and destabilised, the changes the musical language underwent and how music was conceptualized in this era of change and crisis.

1 x 2hour seminar/week

Essay (40%); Critical/analytical assignments (15%); Listening and score-based tests (20%); In-class presentation (15%); Seminar participation (10%)

Assumed knowledge
It is expected that students will have some knowledge of late 19th-century harmonic practices.




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: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr David Larkin
HECS Band: 1
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