Concert Music after 1945

Course Number
MHIS-361
Description

A survey course offering an overview of musical trends that have dominated concert music since World War II, with emphasis on symphonic and chamber music. Recent trends including minimalism, post-Webern serialism, chance and indeterminacy, electronic music, world music, neoromanticism, avant-garde experimentalism, multimedia, and others will be discussed. Pieces by composers John Adams, Takemitsu, Stockhausen, Penderecki, Schnittke, Torke, Cage, Feldman, Harbison, Xenakis, Reich, and others will be studied and analyzed.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
MHIS-201, MHIS-202, MHIS-203, or MHIS-252
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Composition
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Marcela Castillo-Rama
Taught By
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