Writing in Tonal Forms II

Painting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sitting at a harpsichord.

This course studies Mozart's string quartets, as well as the compositional process. (Painted by Saverio dalla Rosa in Verona, January 1770.)


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Spring 2009



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This course builds on the composition techniques practiced in 21M.303 Writing in Tonal Forms I. Students undertake further written and analytic exercises in tonal music, including a sonata-form movement for string quartet. Students will also have the opportunity to write short works that experiment with the expanded tonal techniques of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Musicianship laboratory is required.

Charles Shadle. 21M.304 Writing in Tonal Forms II, Spring 2009. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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