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MUSC 430B Major Composers - VERDI'S OPERAS

The musical works of no more than two significant composers will be examined. Specific topics will be announced; may be repeated for credit.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: All of MUSC 120, MUSC 121, MUSC 220, MUSC 221.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
FullMUSC 430B 001Seminar2 Fri9:3012:00

Topic: Verdi's Operas: Issues and Contexts. With Music 532D. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Verdis operas and their manifold historical and cultural ramifications. We will focus both on formal and dramaturgical aspects of some of Verdis most representative works, as well as on such themes and issues as biography and myth-making, aesthetics, politics, reception, performance practice, contemporary staging. In addition to listening to operas attentively with a score, students will study primary sources (letters, 19th-century newspaper reports and interviews, archival documents), as well as scholarly literature on selected topics.

Written assignments will include three short essays on specific topics, one book report (undergraduate students) and one final research paper (graduate students). Class will meet in IBLC Music Seminar Room