Sep 25, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GRMUS H632 — Music in New York

2 credits
Aaron Wunsch

This course traces the impact of New York City on the composers and performers who resided here from approximately 1890 to the present, including Dvořák, Mahler, Bartók, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Copland, Carter, and Glass. Topics include musical works composed in (or influenced by) the city; the interaction between classical and popular idioms; concert life; the history of musical institutions (including the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, and The Juilliard School); the role of social structures and philanthropy in music-making; the history of career development; and the present musical culture. In projects and class discussions, students are urged to consider music in its wider social and historical context, drawing upon their own performance experiences and future goals.