65:222/3 String Literature I/II [DuWors]

Prerequisites: B.Mus. (Performance) registration or permission of Instructor.

A -- Violin/Viola; B -- Cello/Double Bass; C -- Guitar.

1 lecture hour per week, one term

Successors: 65:223.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 65:222 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

This is a repertoire and literature survey course, which will examine both the well- and lesser-known works for violin from the Baroque era (1600 – 1760) through to the Contemporary. Attention will be given to representative works in different genres: solo and unaccompanied, sonata, and concerto.

Term 1: Baroque & Classical Term 2: Romantic & Contemporary

The goals of the course focus on broadening our knowledge of repertoire, stylistic and some general analytical study of the music to be studied, as well as brief knowledge of historical context. (This is NOT a performance practice course no a performance-based course!)

No text is required for the course, but there will be much use of library materials (scores, CDs, DVDs and the Naxos online library). Recordings that we will listen to in class will be put on reserve in the Music Library for private study and preparation for the final listening exam.