Study of the principal musical trends and aesthetics of Russia's music from the 19th century to present which, in addition to art music, will also involve the study of opera, film, and ballet. Topics to be explored include the government's role in shaping a national music identity, the folk music that inspired much of Russia's art music, and the relationship between social realism and kitsch. Major composers studied: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.
previous coursework in music (including Music Humanities) or the instructor's permission.
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405 Dodge Hall