Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 29/06/21
Time: 15:20 - 17:30
Location: Online
Vienna in the late 19th and early 20th centuries acted as a musical magnet, attracting to it composers as diverse as Mahler, Schoenberg and Richard Strauss. Join us as we explore the music of those who were living and working in Vienna at this time, and the ideas that influenced them.
No previous knowledge necessary. Scheduled break week: 01 June 2021.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: MD024

Full Tue, day, 20 Apr - 29 Jun '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The aim of the course is to provide a guide to the music of fin de siècle Vienna.
We will focus in on individual composers who lived and worked in Vienna during these years and assess their contribution to the melting pot of styles and sounds around at this time.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- the cultural and philosophical context for music written at this time in Vienna
- detailed analysis of key works composed during this period
- an overview of the main composers working in fin de siècle Vienna.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- an understanding of the ideas - cultural and philosophical - that influenced the music produced in fin de siècle Vienna
- knowledge of the most significant composers working in Vienna at this time
- an understanding of the formal, harmonic and melodic characteristics of key works produced during this period.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge of music is required but you should have an interest in music and be keen to find out more. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions and engage in class discussions in English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is an online course:
Sessions will be held via video-conference (google meets or zoom) and comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, quizzes, guided listening, video and score study. Course materials (handouts, scores, links to online videos) will be shared via google classroom.
You will be encouraged to do extra reading outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a good internet connection and a computer with microphone & webcam. If using a tablet it will need a screen large enough for you to comfortably view the class handouts.
You may also wish to purchase some of the music books or recordings discussed in class, links to these materials will be available online after each session.

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