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Music 30-004!

1000 Years of Musical Listening University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2014 "


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Instructor: Daniel Villegas Vélez" PhD Candidate, Musicology"" Office Hours: M 2-4 and by appointment " Music Building, Room 103

Hardly a day goes by without us listening to music. It is engrained in our rituals, public and private, and through it we connect to people across the world, and across the vast community of history. We listen to it because it has an effect: it can move, distract, excite, delight, and comfort us. Music 30 takes on those issues. It aims to introduce you to a variety of music, and a range of ways of thinking, talking and writing about music. The majority of music dealt with will be drawn from the so-called “Classical” repertory, from the medieval period to the present day, including some of the “greats” such as Beethoven’s 5th but also introducing you to music you will most likely never have encountered before. Our class will explore the technical workings of music, and together we will build a vocabulary for analyzing music and articulating a response to it; we will also explore music as a cultural phenomenon, considering what music has meant for different people, from different societies across the ages and across geographical boundaries. In other words, as well as learning to listen ourselves, we will also engage with a history of listening. By the end of the course, you will be

To find out more. though I highly recommend that you purchase the CDs. DVDs. it has a large collection of CDs. though not recommended. or else in the group study rooms in Weigle Commons. As well as its extensive collection of books. Canvas Additional listening and reading assignments will be posted on the Canvas ! . We will arrange for screenings of most of these operas so that you can all watch as a group. Opera Screenings At several points during the semester. Verdi’s Rigoletto. we heartily encourage you to come—opera is a social genre! If you can’t make it." The CDs will also be on reserve in the Ormandy Listening Center in Van Pelt Library. Wagner’s Die Walküre. This is a fantastic resource and I strongly encourage you to go and look around. it cannot work on many mobile devices). and is fully equipped with listening and viewing rooms (in the Ormandy Listening Center). Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Not all music is included. ! ! ! ! ! ! Required Text & Recording" Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson. Berg’s Wozzeck). The staff working there are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. these operas will also be on reserve in the Music library in Van Pelt. Martins. based on the 4th Floor of Van Pelt. ! ! ! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ! The Music Library Penn has a specially designated Music Library. to buy an online streaming access pass. journals and scores. 2011) ISBN: 978-0-312-59347-6 6-CD set to accompany Listen (It is possible. I will ask you to watch some or all of a production of an opera (Monteverdi’s Orfeo. and can viewed either in the music library viewing rooms. and because it is flash-based. and always happy to help you navigate your way through the materials if the library is new to you. The course book and CDs are available in the Penn Book Center on 34th & Sansom St. While attendance for these screenings is not required.upenn. Seventh Edition (Boston and New York: Bedford/St.library. Albrecht Library. go to the website at http://www. the Otto E.equipped with the skills and the historical background to enable you to embark on a lifetime of informed listening. videos. Listen.

If the absence is more than five days. At the very least log on and browse some music you’ve never heard before! You can access the Classical Music Library and the Naxos Music Library by proxy through the library website. ! Listening Journal (20% total)! Every two weeks you will be asked to submit an entry for a listening journal in Canvas (each entry covers the previous four classes. composer or period. There are no “excused absences” – if you miss class. 6 entries total). You can submit a Course Absence Report by logging on to Penn InTouch and choosing the “Course Absence Report” option from the menu on the left. after which their grade will be dropped one half grade for each additional absence (i.e. They will collect your reactions to the the musical examples discussed in class and expand on the issues covered in . Go to the “database” section of “e-resources” on the library home page. I also encourage you to browse and explore this on your own! COURSE REQUIREMENTS Breakdown of grades: 10% = Attendance and Classroom Participation 20% = Listening Journal 10% = 2 Writing Assignments 10% = Concert Review" 15% = Midterm Exam 15%= 3 Listening Quizzes 20% = Final Exam ! ! Absences! Any absences should be reported through the Course Absence Report system. These will be 250 to 400 words. ! The purpose of the Course Absence Report system is to facilitate communication between instructors and students when a student misses class. you should contact your home school advising office for assistance and to discuss the academic implications of a longer absence. you are responsible for making up any work and for knowing the material covered. available through the Penn portal.Music online Penn is also signed up to two exciting online music databases. Students are permitted two absences for any reason. This is a great way to get into the habit of listening around the main repertoire we study in this course. on the third absence your grade would be moved from a B + to a B. after the fourth from a B to B-). ! ! ! New Grove Music Online A fantastic online dictionary to which I will refer you occasionally throughout the semester. You can search for music by genre. The system allows students to inform instructors about absences of five days or less.

express critically your love or hate for a work etc. As well as encouraging you to make live music part of your musical experience. ! Writing assignments (2. there will be three 10-minute quizzes. There is a a calendar of concerts on Canvas to help you with the many possibilities. Also. You should to do some preparatory work for the performance. please turn in your ticket stub and program. keep in mind that we can address the entries in class to expand on the issues you bring up. Here you will have both an opportunity to practice translating your musical experiences into written prose and a chance to engage creatively with the music we’ve been studying. Journals will be posted in Canvas as discussions and will be available for everyone to read. this course is also geared towards teaching you the critical skills for appreciating what you hear and the tools for articulating your experience in words. Their concerts take place at different venues around the city. Directions for these assignments will be distributed throughout the semester. you are expected to choose a musical event from the lively Philadelphia musical scene to attend and write a 1200 word review that reflects your experience and critical engagement with the music in the event. If you are a chamber music fan. you are expected to provide the Composer.class. others will be open. worth 15% total) During the semester. . which offers a wonderful program for discounted tickets called EZSeatU. describe aspects you found particularly interesting. and of course. You will hear four 45-60 second excerpts drawn from the works we’ve studied in class (either from the CDs that accompany Listen. For some of these you will have specific topics that will need to be addressed. ! ! These pieces should be double-spaced. or else from the examples on Canvas). For each work. ! You can draw connections between pieces. ! Concert review (10%) For the concert review. for your concert review. there are countless performances here at Penn. Date. We will discuss strategies for preparing for these quizzes in more depth in class. with normal margins and a 12-point font. and Genre for each example. but please keep it under 2000 words. Your review can be longer than 1200 words. Philadelphia has many musical institutions and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking concerts to review. worth 10% total) Writing assignments are longer pieces than journal entries (roughly 750 to 1000 words). which will occur at the beginning of lecture. Listening Quizzes (3. Title. Please staple your paper and. Performance Forces. so you will have to make an effort to communicate your ideas clearly for everyone. There is the Philadelphia Orchestra. Curtis also offers many concerts. These assignments will give you an opportunity to do some research and engage with the music in creatively different forms. you can also find a guide on Canvas. most of which are free. you should look at the programs offered by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

! ! ! ! SCHEDULE OF CLASSES ! ! Note: Please do the assigned listening at least once and the reading before lecture.m. and then have three more sections: one in which you will answer questions about new pieces that we have not studied in class.Listening Quiz Dates: Quiz #1: Thursday 6 February. but with many works. comments. but keep in mind that I occasionally get inundated with emails. Office Hours & Emailing My office is in Room 103 in the Music Building. I recommend that you plan to come to office hours at least once during the semester. Thursday. 25 March. Please give me 24 hours to respond to emails. where my office is. I do my best to allow plenty of time for close listening in class. I will often try to answer faster. we cannot possibly listen to every aspect of the work. ! Midterm Exam (15%)! We will have one midterm exam. and will take the same format as the midterm exam. the chances are high that you will find your answer in one of these places. Second. ! ! Final exam (20%)! The final exam is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday May 7 12:00 p. . ! ! ! . etc. and a final section with one longer essay question. Two things to consider before emailing: is it possible the answer to your question is on this syllabus or on Canvas? If it is a question about a deadline. 17 April. ! All students are also welcome to email me with questions. like the listening quizzes. on 5 March. This exam will begin with a listening identification section. and thoughts about the readings we’re covering.m. a good rule of thumb is: use email for short questions where it will take roughly as long for us to write a reply as it did for you to compose the message.2:00 p. I want students to come to lecture with questions. especially around quiz and midterm-time. I hope you take advantage of office hours to ask questions or just chat about music—you don’t have to have an academic issue to come to office hours. Quiz #2: Tuesday. and I enjoy getting to know my students better. You will get far more out of lectures if you come having listened to the assigned works already. one that will consist of short answer questions.

Viderunt omnes (1198) [Canvas]! ! Thursday January 23 Reading! Chapter 6. Pange lingua Mass: Kyrie. de qui toute ma joie vient” [I/6]! ! Tuesday January 28 Reading! Chapter 6. Chanson: “Dame. Alleluia for Easter [Canvas]! Gregorian antiphon. “Amarilli. 1510) [I/8-9] ! Palestrina. “‘Io parto’ e non piu dissi" from Madrigali a Cinque Voci Libro VI (1611) [Canvas]! ! Thursday January 30 Reading! Chapter 7. O magnum mysterium. Plainchant sequence. Pope Marcellus Mass. “Can vei la lauzet mover” [Canvas] ! Anonymous 13th-century motet. “Jubilus” [Canvas] Listening! Bernart de Ventadorn. “In paradisum” [I/1] ! Hildegard of Bingen. L’Orfeo (1607) [Canvas]! Prologue: La musica: “Al mio permesso” ! Act I: Orfeo: “Vi ricorda o boschi ombrosi” ! Act III: Orfeo: “Possente spirto”! Reading! Caccini. 5 and Interludes A & B MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE Listening ! Puer natus est nobis. [1/15]! Frescobaldi Suite (1627–1637) [I/20-23]! Giulio Caccini. 4. Euridice dedication [1600] [Canvas]! Chapter 8 §1-4! Excerpts from Thomas Kelly. Gradual for Christmas Day [Canvas]! Pérotin. “Columba aspexit” [I/2]! Viderunt omnes. 3. “Allegorical Play in the Old French Motet” [Canvas] ! Vida of Bernart de Ventadorn [Canvas] Listening ! Josquin Desprez.” from Le Nuove Musiche (1602) [Canvas] ! Claudio Monteverdi. Introit for Christmas Day [Canvas] ! Alleluia: Pascha nostrum.Thursday January 16 Tuesday January 21 Reading: Chapters 1. First Nights [Canvas] ! . Qui tollis (c. “As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending” (1601) [I/12]! Gesualdo. “Machaut” & “Troubadour Song” [Canvas]! Huot. §1-4" The Life of the Church Musician [Canvas] BAROQUE Listening! Giovanni Gabrieli Motet. from the Gloria (1557) [I/11]! Weelkes. mia bella. “Chant and Liturgy” [Canvas] ! Augustine. Trois serors/Trois serors/Trois serors/! Perlustravit [Canvas]" Guillaume de Machaut. 2. §4" Yudkin. §1-3" Yudkin.

Violin Concerto in G Major [I/24-26]" Bach. 2 in D minor [II/10] ! Vivaldi. Hallelujah chorus [II/13]" Bach: Cantata No. Minuet and Tambourin from Castor et Pollux [II/8] ! Bach. 4. Minuet from Royal Fireworks Music [II/9]" Rameau. Phaeto (1683) [Canvas] ! Handel. “La Giustizia” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1724) [II/11] ! Rameau Les Indes Galantes (1735) [Canvas]! Reading! Chapters 9 §1-4. 95 in C Minor.3! Rousseau Extracts from On the origin of language [Canvas] Writing Assignment #1 Listening! Bach. 550 [II/17-22]" Haydn. The Coronation of Poppea. Mvt IV [II/34-37]! Mozart. Well-Tempered Clavier.! Reading ! Chapter 14. Messiah. 5. Messiah. Gigue from Cello Suite No. §2.Tuesday February 4 Listening! ! ! Monteverdi. “Christ lag im Todesbanden” [II/14-16]! ! Reading! Chapter 10. Don Giovanni DVD 426 . 387. Symphony No. Book I. “There were shepherds” [II/12]" Handel. §1. K. Brandenburg Concerto No. 40 in G Minor. Prelude & Fugue No. Chapter 11 ENLIGHTENMENT Thursday February 13 Listening! Mozart. Symphony No. 11 §1 LISTENING QUIZ Listening! Handel. §4! Viewing ! Mozart. Mvt III (1782) [Canvas]! ! ! ! Tuesday February 18 Reading! Chapters 12 and 13" The Cult of the Natural [Canvas] Guest Lecture: Lily Kass on Mozart’s operas. 1 [II/1-5]! Thursday February 6 Thursday February 6 ! Tuesday February 11 Tuesday February 11 Reading! Chapter 10. 1 in C Major [II/6-7]! Handel. K. String Quartet in G major. Act I (1642) [II/16-17]! Lully.

I [Canvas]! ! Reading! Chapter 14 §1-2 ROMANTICISM Tuesday February 25 Listening! Beethoven: Symphony No. 81a “Das Lebewohl” Mvt. op. 40 [Canvas]! Mozart. op. T. II [III/21]! Reading" Chapter 15" E. String Quartet No. bösen Lieder” [III/24]! ! ! Reading! Chapters 16. the Spectacular Virtuoso [Canvas] SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK ! Tuesday March 11 Thursday March 13 . Schumann: Carnaval:! “Eusebius” [IV/1] ! “Florestan” [IV/2] ! “Chiarina” [IV/3]! C. 24 in a minor [Canvas] ! Berlioz. Sonata No. 17 § 1-2" Schubert Remembered by a Friend [Canvas]! Schumann’s Marriage diary [Canvas] Thursday March 6 Listening! Paganini. 488 [III/1-5]! Beethoven. Caprice for Solo Violin No. Piano Concerto No. Schumann. 23 in A. K. Review of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (1810) [Canvas] Thursday February 27 MIDTERM Tuesday March 4 Listening! Schubert: “Erlkönig” [III/22] ! R. 5 in C Minor. 67 [III/6-20] ! Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major. 135. A. Schumann. Hoffmann. Symphonie fantastique [IV/5-11]! Reading! Chapter 17 § 3" Paganini. “Der Mond kommt still geganen” [III/25] ! R. Dichterliebe:! “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai” [III/23] ! “Die alten. 25 Op.Thursday February 20 Listening! Haydn.

Tuesday March 18 Guest Lecturer Vanessa Williams! ! ! Listening! Mendelssohn Symphony [Canvas]! Schumann Symphony [Canvas]! Tchaikovsky Symphony [Canvas]! Reading! The Symphony after Beethoven [Canvas] Guest Lecturer Carlo Lanfossi on Italian Opera! Thursday March 20 ! Listening! Rossini. Rigoletto): Bella figlia dell’amore” [IV/12-14]! ! ! Reading ! Chapter 18 §1! Viewing! Rigoletto. Act I only. Act III. Die Walküre.3 . Duke. 3 (Funeral March) [V/5-12]" Strauss: Salomé (1905) [Canvas] " Schoenberg. Transfigured Night (1899) [Canvas]! Wednesday March 26 Thursday March 27 ! Reading! Chapter 19 §1. Act III. DVD 82 Greg Faulkerson Violin Recital MODERNISM Listening! Mahler: Symphony No. Scene i only DVD 96 LISTENING QUIZ Listening! Wagner: Die Walküre. Maddalena. Act I. 1. Scene i [IV/18-23] ! Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Prelude [Canvas]! Tuesday March 25 Tuesday March 25 ! ! Reading! Chapter 18 §2! Excerpts of Wagner’s writings on music [Canvas] ! Viewing! Wagner. Scene i" Aria (The Duke): “La donna è mobile” [IV/5-11]" Quartet (Gilda. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816):" Cavatina (Rosina): “Una voce poco fa” [Canvas]! Verdi: Rigoletto.

Marteau sans maître [Canvas]! Ligeti Lux Aeterna [VI/18-21]! Reading! Boulez. Finlandia [Canvas]! Ives: Second Orchestral Set. §2 21 §2" Excerpts from Thomas Kelly. §4. Pictures at an Exhibition [V/1-4] ! Stravinsky: Petrushka [Canvas]! Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. 18. Act III. First Nights [Canvas] Debussy: Preludes [Canvas] ! Debussy: Clouds [V/13-18]! Satie: Socrate [Canvas]! Ravel: Bolero [Canvas]! ! Tuesday April 15! Tuesday April 15 Chapter 21. “The Death of Tonality?” [Canvas] Listening! Bartók. §1! Debussy on modern music Writing assignment #2 Listening! Messiaen. Music for Strings. 21 §3! Webern. “Schoenberg is dead” [Canvas] LISTENING QUIZ ! Thursday April 17 . Part I (excerpt) [V/19-25]! ! Thursday April 10 Reading! Chapter 19. Structures 1a [Canvas]! Boulez. §1-4 Mussorgsky. “The Moonfleck” [V/27]! Berg: Wozzeck. 8. “The Rockstrewn Hills Join in the People’s ! Outdoor Meeting” [V/33-34]! Copland Appalachian Spring (1945) [VI/13-16]! Thursday April 3 ! Tuesday April 8 Reading! Chapter 21. “New Developments in Serialism” [Canvas]! Boulez. Scenes 3 and 4 [V/28-32] ! Reading! Chapter 20. Percussion. 22.Tuesday April 1 Guest Lecturer Delia Casadei! ! ! Listening! Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire. “Night” [V/26] ! No. and Celesta (1936) [VI/6-12]! Sibelius. No. Mode de Valeurs et d’intensités [Canvas]! Boulez.

[Canvas]! Terry Riley In C ! Steve Reich Come Out [Canvas]! Steve Reich Music for 18 musicians [6/23-26]! Tony Conrad Early Minimalism [Canvas]! ! Tuesday April 29 Reading! Steve Reich. §3 Wednesday May 7! FINAL! 12:00 p. 21 mvt. Tabula Rasa (1977) [Canvas]" Kaija Saariaho. Partiels (1975) [Canvas]" Arvo Pärt. “Music as a Gradual Process” [Canvas] Listening! George Crumb Black Angels [Canvas]! Gerard Grisey. Poème électronique (1958) [VI/22]! Stockhausen. “The Liberation of Sound” [Canvas] ! Pierre Schaeffer. Music for Prepared Piano [Canvas]! Cage.m. Gesange der Junglinge [Canvas]! ! Tuesday April 22 Reading! Luigi Russolo. Extracts from Silence [Canvas]! Chapter 23. II.2:00 p. Imaginary Landscape No.” [Canvas]! John Cage. “The Art of Noises’ [Canvas]" Edgard Varèse.m. “The Future of Music: Credo. . 4 [Canvas]! Feldman.Thursday April 17 Listening! Schaeffer and Henry.” [Canvas] Listening! Cage. “Acousmatics. Why Patterns? [Canvas]! ! Thursday April 24 Reading! John Cage. ! . §1-2 Listening! Anton Webern Symphony op. Symphonie pour un homme seul [Canvas]! Edgard Varèse. From the Grammar of Dreams (1988) [VI/25-27]! Chapter 23. Three Voices for Joan La Barbara [Canvas]! Feldman.