Aine Caitriona Heneghan
Theory of atonal music, including the "classical" twelve-tone repertoire. Analysis of works by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, and others. Prerequisite: either both MUSIC 303 and MUHST 212 or both MUSIC 312 and MUHST 215.
Introduction to the Theory & Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
An introduction to pitch-class set theory and allied methodologies. We will analyze music by Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok, amongst others, and explore the standard theoretical concepts that can be applied to this music: intervals, pitch-class sets, transposition and inversion relations, centricity, pitch symmetries, as well as twelve-tone operations. Emphasis will be placed on listening to, and gaining a familiarity with, this music.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
lecture & class discussion
Interest in post-tonal music
Class assignments and grading
quizzes, repertoire tests, midterm and final papers