MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Sections meet in-person on Wednesdays (or on zoom, if necessary)
All classes currently meet in Vertical Campus 6-170 👍
Class 11Wednesday, November 17

OK, in this week we wrap up the Romantic Era.

In class we'll have another "three for one" special with three relatively quick units. We are also finishing up our Special Assignment #3's, so I'll give you extra time on one of these new assignments (#49: Romantic Opera) in case you are having a hard time getting it all done.

Special Assignment #3

This is the last week to get your SP3: the form timelines in on time. It is due on Wed, Nov 24 (though like usual I will accept it late with a slight grade discount.) The instructions page includes a recording of an old zoom session where I explained what to do.

This one is more elaborate than a "mystery track." The earlier you start, the more relaxed you'll be and the more opportunities you'll have to get help and feedback.

Assignment #45: Robert Schumann's Carnaval

We did this one together in class on Wed Nov 17.

First, please watch my lecture on this piece by Schumann.

Then Assignment #45 asks you five questions about it. Easy-peasy.

This one is due before Class 12, Wed Nov 24.

Assignment #46: Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

We did this one together in class on Wed Nov 17.

First, please watch our online lecture on Mendelssohn's piece.

Then, Assignment #46 asks you seven questions about it.

This assignment is due before Class 12 (Wed Nov 24).

Assignment #47: Chopin and Liszt

We did this one together in class on Wed Nov 17.

First, please read our online material on these two piano composers and listen to the pieces.

Then, Assignment #47 asks you four questions.

This assignment is also due before Class 12 (Wed, Nov 24).

Assignment #48: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

First, please watch or read our online material on Mussorgsky.

Then, Assignment #48 asks you nine questions.

This assignment is also due before Class 12 (Wed, Nov 24).

Assignment #49: Romantic Opera

I've got a fairly massive survey of the some of opera's greatest hits for you.

Exercise #49 asks you eight questions about all of it.

Since we've got a lot on our plate this week, this one is due in two weeks, before Class 13 (Wed, Dec 1).

Old Stuff

From week ten:

Asst #40: Late Beethoven
Asst #41: Intro to Romantic
Asst #42: Symphonie fantastique
Asst #43: German Art Songs

...all due today, Nov 17

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