Twentieth-Century Music before WW II
The course is a seminer in music from the 1890's until the interval between WW I
and WW II. It meets Tuesdays from 3-6, and there is a class on Sept. 25
which will organize the format of the discussions. The analysis of the primary
works will concentrate on four years in the century: 1909, 1915, 1930, and 1942.
Students will select works written around those years to be delivered as
analytical presentations. Some samples from these years, as well as
an extensive bibliography of books can be found
by clicking here. Students are expected to attend ALL classes and participate in
the discussion: absences will not be tolerated for any reason.
Recommended background reading:
Updated: October 1, 2001.