MHMUS 439 — Mozart’s Narrative Art3 credits
Prerequisite: MHMUS 311 In this course, students will explore musical works by Mozart and other late-18th-century composers through the lenses of musical grammar, rhetoric, and associated narrative approaches. Students will thereby gain a practical understanding of the world of musical figures, topics, and new, innovative techniques that grew out of them. Students will then delve into specific musical works in search of “stories” that might be found in them and later retold in performances of them. Students will have individual opportunities to present their studies in written form, as well as through in-class oral presentations and musical performances. The course will encompass a survey of readings from readily available texts and will incorporate recent scholarship as well.