Introduction to Western Music

Three violins.

Classic violins. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21M.011

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course gives a broad overview of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with emphasis on late baroque, classical, romantic, and modernist styles (1700-1910). It is also meant to enhance students' musical experience by developing listening skills and an understanding of diverse forms and genres. Major composers and their works will be placed in social and cultural contexts. Weekly lectures feature demonstrations by professional performers, and introduce topics to be discussed in sections. The focus of the course is on the weekly listening and reading assignments.

Harris, Ellen. 21M.011 Introduction to Western Music, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-011-introduction-to-western-music-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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