Course Number: 445*/3.0 3L, S (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Area(s): Theory and Composition
Instructor(s): Dr. Robert Rival
Day(s) and Time(s): T: 1.00-2.30, Th: 11.30-1.00
Room: HLH 213
Intensive study of a particular style or method of analysis, usually of a specific musical genre. Enrolment is limited.
The twentieth century brought an explosion of new approaches to tonality that extended harmonic possibilities without abandoning tonality itself. Composers working in all genres explored and developed a dazzling variety of new techniques creating a body of work diverse in style and rich in expression. This course will examine the most important of these techniques through the analysis of representative works by composers including Debussy, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Britten, Messiaen and Nielsen. Special attention will be paid to Tymoczko’s recent and innovative theory elaborated in A Geometry of Music.