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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS2003 Module Title: 19TH CENTURY STUDIES
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU2.C19STUDS
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: DOWNES SC Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
One essay of not more than 3000 words.
A 2-hour paper.
Module Overview
Pass in HE1 Understanding Music 1
Module Aims
To explore a range of repertory from the 19th century and to address relevant historical, critical and stylistic issues.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • describe stylistic and structural features of a range of music from the 19th century
  • explain the relationship of a selection of works to broader cultural contexts
Module Content
Lectures will introduce historical and cultural topics in the 19th century as a context for the close scrutiny of a representative range of musical works from the period.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
10 two-hour lectures.
Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading:
Dahlhaus, Carl, 1983: 19th-Century Music (Berkeley: University of California Press)
Rosen, Charles, 1996: The Romantic Generation (London: Harper Collins)
Whittall, Arnold, 1987: Romantic Music (London: Thames & Hudson)
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