MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Class 22Monday, November 16

Today we are going to dig in to the Romantic period. We've got three units to look at.

Special Assignment #2 - comments were a little broken

This weekend a student alerted me to the fact that the comments on our special assignment #2 didn't always work correctly. If you put quotation marks in your answer, it didn't save. If you ran into this problem and concluded that your professor is an idiot, I don't blame you, but now it's fixed and you still have to write me some comments.

Make sure you read the instructions page for info on how many comments you are supposed to write and what they should be about. Some people are hitting "submit to prof. smey" with no comments in there, and that's going to be a disappointing grade.

Finally, I'll just remind you that this is due on Wed, Dec 2, but you want to get started waaaay before then. I've got support zooms scheduled for today and I guess I'll make some for Wednesday, too.

Eh, my wife informs me that I have to do something on Wednesday, so I've rescheduled two sessions for Thursday afternoon instead, at 2:00 and 4:00.

Assignment #38: Intro to the Romantic Period

First, read our online intro to the Romantic Period.

Then, Assignment #38 asks you six questions. Unlike most of my assignments this one shuffles the questions up into a random order, so you might want to read the whole thing through before you start.

This assignment is due on the day of Class 25 (the Monday after Thanksgiving.)

Assignment #39: Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

First, please watch my online lecture about the Symphonie fantastique.

Then, Assignment #39 asks you nine questions.

This one is also due on the day of Class 25.

Assignment #40: German Art Songs

Our online unit will teach you a few famous "art songs" from the Romantic era.

Then, Assignment #40 asks you eight questions.

Unsurprisingly, this is also due on the day of Class 25, which is still the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Old Stuff

from class eighteen:

Assignment #33: Don Giovanni - due today!

from class nineteen:

Assignment #34: Sonata Form and Mozart's Eine kleine
Assignment #35: Early Beethoven

These are due on Wednesday, Nov 18

from class twenty:

Assignment #36: Theme and Variations + Rondo - due Wed, Nov 18

from class twenty-one:

Assignment #37: Middle-period Beethoven - due Mon, Nov 25
Special Assignment #2: Timeline - due Wed, Dec 2

Annie Lennox just made a pop version of Dido's Lament

She was the lead singer of the Eurythmics, back in the day.