Major Requirements: History of Europe
This course will examine of the relationship between French music and its political, social,and cultural context by focusing on Paris as the center of new artistic developments in thelate nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The course will provide an introduction toFrench cultural history, including artistic movements during this period, introducingstudents to musical composers such as Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, and Stravinsky andhow they were situated within the events of their day. Students will develop a vocabularyto describe and discuss musical works in general and of this period specifically. Studentswill analyze musical works within the context of Parisian life from 1870-1940.