MUS 119 Concerto (Not offered 2004-2005)

An introductory survey of the concerto. The course will trace the genre from its beginning in the Baroque period with works by Corelli, Handel and Bach, especially the Brandenburg concerti. It will continue with concerti by Mozart and Beethoven, Romantic composers such as Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and culminate in the twentieth century with works by Stravinsky, Britten, and Ellen Zwilich. Emphasis on listening. Format: lecture. Evaluation will be based on two hour-exams or quizzes from listening assignments and readings, one short paper and a final exam. No prerequisites. No enrollment limit (expected: 25).