Music 261F: Performance Practice, Winter 2000
The course is a seminar in twentieth-century performance practice. It meets
on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Anyone registering for this seminar MUST
attend all three hours of all classes (no exceptions).
The seminar is balanced between a detailed examination of performance-practice issues and masterclasses
in specific 20th-century pieces the students are actually preparing for their recitals. Open rehearsals
and critiques will make up the other half of the course. Approval of each composition must be secured from
Reale before 1/18. Try to be daring rather than expedient in your choice of piece(s).
1. Throughout the quarter, students will bring in projects related to 20th-century works which
they are preparing for recitals.
2. Students will also be looking for examples from the literature which illustrate the basic issues.
3. ALL students are expected to participate in the rehearsal of works, and pianists should be
ready to serve as accompanists.
4. Feel free to call Reale at home any time between 9AM and 9PM or e-mail him
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. This syllabus is available at http://www.minotaurz.com/minotaur under
the Educational Resources heading.
Updated: January 10, 2000.