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Music Research - General: Books - Music History Texts

This guide includes basic materials used in music research that are in print as well as database (including audio) format

From the DU Online Course Descriptions

 

MUAC 2051

Music history is not simply "stuff to memorize," but is instead a rich and varied field that asks important questions regarding how we think about and perform music. This course is designed to explore many of the critical questions, critical skills, and critical disciplines that inform an intellectually engaging study of music history. The course provides a rigorous background for the following five quarters of the Music History survey, which investigate Western art music from the medieval period through the present, with an emphasis on the analysis of music and its relationship to society and the other arts.

MUAC 2052 Medieval and Renaissance Music

Second quarter of the six-quarter music history survey. Two-year long course surveying history and literature of music with an emphasis on critical reading, listening, and writing, this course focuses on the music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

MUAC 2053 Baroque Music

The history of Western art music from the Baroque era, with an emphasis on analysis of the masterpieces of tonal music and their relationship to society and the other arts.

MUAC 2054 Classical Music

The history of Western art music from approximately 1730 through 1820, with an emphasis on analysis of the masterpieces of tonal music and their relationship to society and the other arts.

MUAC 2055 Romantic Music

The history of Western art music from approximately 1830 through 1890, with an emphasis on analysis of the masterpieces of tonal music and their relationship to society and the other arts.

MUAC 2056 Modern Music

The history of Western art music from approximately 1890 through the present, with an emphasis on analysis of music and its relationship to society and the other arts.

Books - Really Basic Texts for Music History

Behold: below are the standard general music history and theory texts commonly used or referred to around Lamont.

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Woody Colahan
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