MUS 120 Beethoven (Not offered 2004-2005)

A consideration of selected compositions from each of Beethoven's creative periods. Special emphasis will be placed on the "Eroica" symphony, the piano sonatas, the string quartets, "Fidelio," and the Ninth Symphony. The course will examine Beethoven's music in its historical context and evaluate the changes brought about by his art. Format: lecture. Evaluation will be based on class preparation and discussion, a series of listening quizzes, and a final project.