Counts as a Music Genre course for the Language of Music Certificate.
The 20th century saw audiences split into the traditional and the avant-garde; composers who were prominent in one world were usually unacceptable in the other. Today this split continues, with many concert audiences listening only reluctantly to music of the past 100 years. This course is an opportunity to explore the key figures of post-Romantic German and Austrian music, most of whom were labeled “degenerate” (entartet) by the Nazi Party. We will examine the structure and beauty of works by Schoenberg, Hindemith, Viktor Ullman, Hans Krasa, Alban Berg, Erich Korngold, and Ernst Krenek.
Thursday mornings beginning March 26. Click here to register online.
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Week 1: Degeneracy
Week 2: The Hunchbacked Mannequin
Week 3: From Expressionism to Objectivism
Week 4: Oversaturation
Week 5: Mahagonny
Week 6: Driven into Paradise
Week 7: Accommodation
Week 8: Murder