The Idea of Classical Music (W3031)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Combining cultural history and analysis of scores, this module looks at the establishment of a 'classical' repertoire in concert-hall, opera-house and the home, from the first decades of the 19th century. You will examine of the authoritative influence exerted by such figures as Bach and Beethoven throughout this period and the varieties of 'neo-classical' response during the 20th century.

Teaching

50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: