Readings

[Taruskin] = Taruskin, Richard. Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780199842155. [Preview with Google Books ]

Daily Assignments

TOPICS READINGS
Week I
Introduction to Monteverdi: Madrigals and Vocal Music [Taruskin] Chapter 1. pp. 1–18.
Monteverdi: Madrigals and Vocal Music (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 1. pp. 18–34.
Week II
Fat Times and Lean: Organ Music, Oratorio, Cantatas [Taruskin] Chapter 2. pp. 35–55.
Organ Music, Oratorio, Cantatas (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 2. pp. 55–83.
Week III
Courts Resplendent, Overthrown, Restored [Taruskin] Chapter 3. pp. 85–113.
Music for Court and Chamber [Taruskin] Chapter 3. pp. 113–38.
Week IV
Class and Classicism [Taruskin] Chapter 4. pp. 139–59.
Class and Classicism (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 4. pp. 159–76.
Week V
Exam 1 No readings
The Italian Concerto Style and the Rise of Tonality-Driven Form [Taruskin] Chapter 5. pp. 177–98.
Week VI
The Italian Concerto Style and the Rise of Tonality-Driven Form (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 5. pp. 198–231.
Week VII
Class of 1685 Part I [Taruskin] Chapter 6. pp. 233–85.
Class of 1685 Part I (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 6. pp. 285–303.
Week VIII
Class of 1685 Part II [Taruskin] Chapter 7. pp. 305–47.
Class of 1685 Part II (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 7. pp. 348–97.
Week IX
The Comic Style [Taruskin] Chapter 8. pp. 399–425.
The Comic Style (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 8. pp. 426–44.
Week X
Exam 2 No readings
Week XI
Enlightenment and Reform [Taruskin] Chapter 9. pp. 445–62.
Enlightenment and Reform (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 9. pp. 462–96.
Week XII
Instrumental Music Lift Off [Taruskin] Chapter 10. pp. 497–542.
Instrumental Music Lift Off (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 10. pp. 542–88.
Week XIII
The Composer’s Voice [Taruskin] Chapter 11. pp. 589–613.
The Composer’s Voice (cont.) [Taruskin] Chapter 11. pp. 613–39.
Week XIV
Exam 3 No readings
Week XV
Listen to this! Informal presentations on any work related to our studies this semester No readings
Listen to this! (cont.) No readings

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