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MCGY3636: Mozart's World: Music in the Age of Reason

2021 unit information

Since the early 20th century, the period c.1750-1830 has been associated with the idea of Classicism in European music, but it was also a period of rapid development and transformation in both music and society. This unit offers an in-depth examination of the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and their contemporaries in this historical context, and provides an opportunity to explore topics that will deepen and extend students' understanding of this highly significant period. Students will explore important repertoire, become acquainted with scholarly and performance issues associated with the style by studying a selection of critical writings about the period, and choose one topic to research in depth.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code MCGY3636
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Assumed knowledge: It is strongly recommended that students have completed MCGY2612, or have a sound knowledge of the Viennese Classical repertoire.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a deeper understanding of the genres, forms and performance practices of music from the late 18th century
  • LO2. demonstrate a knowlege of significant compositions of the period
  • LO3. explain some of the principal issues of critical commentary relating to music of the 'Classical' era and apply these appropriately in your own work
  • LO4. demonstrate well-developed research, writing and referencing skills
  • LO5. research one topic in depth and cogently present the results of that research both verbally and in a research paper

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Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Sydney

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