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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS3012 Module Title: EARLY C19 STUDIES
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU3.EC19ST20
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: GOSS SM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Two essays (25% each) and the preparation and execution of a short presentation at one of the seminar sessions (10%)
A three-hour paper. Questions will cover the entire course.
Module Overview


Module Aims

To explore a delimited repertory from the early 19th century (focussing on the late works of Beethoven) and to address relevant historical, critical and stylistic issues.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should:
  • Be aware of the structural, formal, and technical features utilised by Beethoven and others in a representative selection of works.
  • Be receptive to freer-ranging or alternative analytical methods.
  • Be able to trace the influence of Beethoven in works of more recent composers.
  • Be able to place Beethoven’s late work within specific and general historical contexts.
  • Be able to engage critically with the works studied and develop critical techniques to apply to other works by Beethoven and his contemporaries.
Module Content
Historical, analytical, and critical examination of a set repertoire.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
10 one-hour lectures, 10 one-hour small group seminars and tutorial support.
Students should spend their own time in getting to know the repertoire and the literature surrounding it and in engaging critically with both. 
Selected Texts/Journals
Recommended Reading :
Brandenburg , Sieghard, 1982: The Historical Background to the “Heiliger Dankgesang” in Beethoven’s A minor Quartet Op. 132. from Tyson: Beethoven Studies 3 ( Cambridge University Press)
Cook, Nicholas, 1993: Beethoven Symphony No.9 ( Cambridge University Press)
Cooper, Martin, 1970: Beethoven: The Last Decade 1817 – 1927 ( Oxford University Press)
Solomon, Maynard, 1978 Beethoven ( London : Cassell)
Suggested Reading :
Dahlhaus, Carl, 1991: Ludwig van Beethoven: Approaches to his Music (Clarendon Press Oxford)
Kerman , Joseph 1967: The Beethoven Quartets ( Oxford University Press)
Lockwood, Lewis, 1992: Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process ( Cambridge , Mass : Harvard U.P.)
Lockwood, Lewis and James Webster (eds) 1992-2001: Beethoven Forum (Volumes 1-8) (London ; Lincoln, [Neb.] : University of Nebraska Press)
Marston, Nicholas, 1995: Beethoven's piano sonata in E, op.109 (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1995)
Schenker, Heinrich, 1992: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (London ; New Haven : Yale University Press)
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