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Classic and Romantic Music - MHS2611

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MHS1511 or MHS1501
Purpose: Qualifying students will be introduced to histories of Western instrumental art music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and to the composers and musical genres that developed in relation to particular socio-economic and political conditions. Students will be able to identify and discuss the characteristics of the various music genres studied in the module, including the suite, sonata, string quartet, concerto, and symphony, as well as a range of smaller solo instrumental genres for piano and assorted instruments, and to situate such genres within the frame of larger intellectual movements such as Enlightenment and Romanticism.