This course aims to introduce students to what it means to study the European musical tradition. Students will approach the divrese music that constitute the classical tradition from a variety of scholarly perspectives. The goal of this class is to listen deeply and think broadly. Students will consider questions such as: what sort of object is music? Where is it located? What does it mean to say a work is "canonic"? What is left out of the story? This class will be in dialog with other tier-one classes, and will consider what the historian can bring to the study and understanding of music.
organized by Mary Channen Caldwell and Mauro Calcagno, will take place in the sixth-floor Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library, showcasing an array of professional and international musicians, performing not only gems from standard concert repertoires, but also premiering works found only in the wealth of materials held in the Kislak Center's collection.