30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Students will consider recordings across a range of genres from European and American music to develop their critical listening skills and understanding of musical works. Classes will cover broader questions in the first half of the module, giving way to focused case studies in the second. Key issues may include: what is a musical work?; what is critical listening?; scores and editions; positionality; types and values; taste and recordings; reception of recordings; recording over time; and other issues and ideas in musical listening. Weekly listening and research tasks will contribute to an independent project, which will be assessed through a presentation and short essay.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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