MUS 220 Music Since 1900
A survey of developments in Western art music from 1900 to the present, with emphasis on increasingly diverse cultural/aesthetic concerns and compositional techniques in the first half of the 20th century, and on experimental departures from European tradition after 1945. Topics include impressionism, expressionism, futurism, atonality, the twelve-tone system, neoclassicism, the influence of European folk musics on classical composition, integral serialism, indeterminacy, textural music, pluralism, minimalism, music and language, and electronic music. This course is offered in the fall semester, 2011-2012.
Prerequisite: Music 101 or its equivalent.