MSC 272 Theory IV: Classical Form

Instrumental forms in Classical Style with a short introduction to twentieth century music. Form and analysis: some contrapuntal forms and the fugue. Formal elements in the instrumental music of the classical era. Tight-knit themes, looser formal regions, full-movement forms such as sonata form, slow-movement forms, minuet/trio form, rondo forms, and concerto form. Some vocal forms and the lied. Ostinato forms, variations, suite. Overview on the practices of twentieth century music: new techniques and materials, post-tonal theory. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: MSC 271.

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