MUS 165
Mozart Fall 2019
Division I

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This course will examine the extraordinary life and musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Through lectures, discussion, readings, and guided listening, students will gain appreciation of Mozart’s classical compositional style and familiarity with many of his greatest works. The class will explore Mozart’s pivotal position as a musician in Viennese society; his strange combination of bawdy behavior and sublime artistry; his relationship with his domineering father Leopold, as well as with Haydn, Beethoven, and Salieri; and the myths about Mozart that have sprung up in the two centuries since his death.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 1862
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, listening quizzes, two short papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students with demonstrated interest in music
Distributions: Division I

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