Masterpieces of Western Music

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Course Level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
Required for Columbia College students. All students are expected to complete Music Humanities by the end of their third year.
Credits: 
3

Part of Columbia's esteemed Core Curriculum since 1947, “Music Humanities’’ aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the issues of various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky among others. Since 2004, the works of jazz composers and improvisers, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker, have been added to the list of masterpieces to be studied in this class.

Current / Future Offerings

Fall 2018 – Section 001

Call Number: 
22519
Day & Time: 
MW 8:40am-9:55am
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 002

Call Number: 
75893
Day & Time: 
MW 8:40am-9:55am
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 003

Call Number: 
74216
Day & Time: 
MW 8:40am-9:55am
Location: 
622 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 004

Call Number: 
13874
Day & Time: 
MW 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 005

Call Number: 
71943
Day & Time: 
MW 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 006

Call Number: 
28847
Day & Time: 
MW 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 007

Call Number: 
71132
Day & Time: 
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
Location: 
622 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 008

Call Number: 
19271
Day & Time: 
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 009

Call Number: 
68309
Day & Time: 
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 010

Call Number: 
10525
Day & Time: 
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 011

Call Number: 
19461
Day & Time: 
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 012

Call Number: 
72146
Day & Time: 
MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 014

Call Number: 
60704
Day & Time: 
MW 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 015

Call Number: 
17041
Day & Time: 
MW 6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 016

Call Number: 
24748
Day & Time: 
MW 6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 017

Call Number: 
17938
Day & Time: 
MW 6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 018

Call Number: 
76517
Day & Time: 
TR 8:40am-9:55am
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 019

Call Number: 
66781
Day & Time: 
TR 8:40am-9:55am
Location: 
622 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 020

Call Number: 
20423
Day & Time: 
TR 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 021

Call Number: 
11714
Day & Time: 
TR 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 022

Call Number: 
19551
Day & Time: 
TR 10:10am-11:25am
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 024

Call Number: 
61089
Day & Time: 
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 026

Call Number: 
17157
Day & Time: 
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 027

Call Number: 
61926
Day & Time: 
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 028

Call Number: 
62989
Day & Time: 
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 029

Call Number: 
27993
Day & Time: 
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: 
405 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 030

Call Number: 
24448
Day & Time: 
TR 4:10pm-5:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 031

Call Number: 
26319
Day & Time: 
TR 6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: 
404 Dodge Hall

Fall 2018 – Section 032

Call Number: 
75352
Day & Time: 
TR 6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: 
716 Hamilton Hall

Past Offerings

Spring 2018 – Section 001-035

Fall 2017 – Section 001-032

Summer 2017 – Section 001-015

Instructor: 

Spring 2017 – Section 001-035