Music History



Another Ten Great Pianists of the Past and Present
This class examines and explores performance styles and legacy of some of the greatest pianists of the past and present. The body of work of such pianists as Wilhelm Backhaus, Edwin Fisher, Clara Haskil, Maria Yudina, Rudolf Serkin, Gyorgy Cziffra, Samson Francois, Van Cliburn, John Ogdon and Vladimir Ashkenazy is studied through examination of representative recordings.

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GP
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Baltaian 1/7 - 3/10 Tu 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $300.00 View 23

Film Music Appreciation

In Film Music Appreciation, we will look at, listen to, and discuss some of the great film scores throughout history, as well as the function of film music from the silent film era all the way to present day. We will explore various genres, including classical, jazz, and popular music while also discussing styles and techniques that composers have used to complement the scenes they are scoring.



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FMC
Main Campus - Building A
113
Dodoras 1/10 - 3/13 Fr 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM $300.00 View 27

Nothing But the Blues

Known by its practitioners as "The Truth" set to music, the blues have spoken for and to generations of Americans.  While it began as a type of African American cultural expression in the post-bellum South, the music has transcended its racial, regional, and stylistic boundaries to greatly influence may other national music forms and even reach global acclaim. 

 

Covering a span of more than one hundred years, this course will survey the rise of the blues from its rural, working class roots in the 1870's to the British Invasion of the 1960's and beyond.  Particular attention will be placed upon noteworthy performers, the socio-political setting of the blues, and the impact of technology and commercialization.



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NBB
Main Campus - Building A
113
18 - &up Briggs 9/20 - 11/22 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $300.00 View 6

Sounds of Heaven: The Story of Gospel Music

African American religious expression is a rich cauldron of life experience, musical innovations, and aspirations for a better tomorrow. While the continuum of music associated with the black church goes back to colonial period, gospel is the most recent form to arise.

This course will survey the development of gospel from its
incipience in the early 20th century to the contemporary era. Important aspects to be covered are significant composers, compositions and performers, as well as their connections to African American theology and social-political consciousness.



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SH
Main Campus - Building A
113
Briggs 1/10 - 3/13 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $300.00 View 29