WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Course Description: A broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Understanding of diverse forms and genres. Works of major composers are discussed in social and cultural contexts including philosophy, architecture, literature, and visual arts.
Course Objective: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify various musical styles and genres, extend and enrich their comprehension of music and apply their knowledge of elements of musical style to identify musical works and to develop compositional approaches in their compositions. Students will be able comprehend the historical development of musical style in western culture in relation to political, economic, social and religious developments and values of various periods in history.