Fall 2018

Twentieth-Century Analysis

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-444

Formerly listed as: MUSI-34


Klara Moricz (Section 01)


In this seminar we explore stylistic characteristics of compositions that demonstrate the most important tendencies in twentieth-century music. Instead of applying one analytical method, we try out various approaches to twentieth-century music, taking into consideration the composers’ different educational and cultural backgrounds. The repertory of focus will consist of compositions written in the first half of the twentieth century in Europe, Russia and the United States (including works by Debussy, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Bartok and Messiaen), but will also sample music by late twentieth-century composers. Students will be responsible to present their selected composer at the end of the semester. Two class meetings and two ear-training sections per week. Fulfills either the departmental seminar requirement or the comprehensive exam requirement for the major.

Requisite: MUSI 241 or 242, or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Móricz.


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2021