ARTM-112 Music and the Enlightment
Fall for 2006-2007
This course is designed as a thorough examination of 18th century music and musicians with a further emphasis on contemporary society, cultural institutions and the Enlightenment. We will establish a historical context for the Classic Era (ca.1765-1800) through a brief consideration of Baroque style and a more detailed overview of the Pre-Classic Era (ca. 1723-65). The approach to the material is chronological and it will incorporate discussion of specific musical compositions and their attributes which distinguish and define the concept of "musical classicism" from Baroque and Pre-Classic styles. We will also incorporate supplementary readings from additional sources noted on the syllabus.