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Joel-Francois Durand
MUSIC 577
Seattle Campus

Composers of the Twentieth Century

Analytical examination of the work of a major composer of the twentieth century. Prerequisite: MUSIC 574, or permission of instructor.

Class description

This offering of Music 577 is devoted to the music of Italian composer Luigi Nono.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course is conducted as a seminar, with all students expected to participate in analytical work and discussion on a regular basis.

Recommended preparation

Students should have taken MUS 574, and have an extensive exposure to 20th century music, or equivalent experience or preparation.

Class assignments and grading

Regular reading assignments from Nono's writings and the secondary literature, interspersed with analysis. One assigned presentation at some point during the quarter, which will be developed into the student's final paper for the course.

Contribution to discussion, quality of presentation, and quality of final paper are all counted toward the grade in this course.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joel-Francois Durand
Date: 01/06/2014