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Paper 2: Analysis

Aims and objectives

To acquire and develop a range of techniques and approaches for the understanding of nineteenth-century (post-1830) and twentieth-century music. As in the first-year course, worthwhile analysis is shown to be interpretative and not merely descriptive, and also to engage with an understanding of historical and cultural factors as well as stylistic and technical issues.

Description of the course

Each lecture discusses one topic and usually one or two works, chosen to represent a certain kind of repertoire and to illustrate the possibilities of a particular analytical approach, as well as for its own intrinsic interest. Scores are distributed at each lecture, though students are encouraged to listen to the works discussed before the relevant lecture.

Lecturers: Nicholas Marston (19th Century)

              Jeremy Thurlow and Kim Ashton (20th Century)


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