21M.304 Writing in Tonal Forms II

As taught in: Spring 2009

Painting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sitting at a harpsichord.

This course studies Mozart's string quartets, as well as the compositional process. (Painted by Saverio dalla Rosa in Verona, January 1770.)




Dr. Charles Shadle

Course Features

Course Description

This course builds on the composition techniques practiced in 21M.303 Writing in Tonal Forms I. Students undertake further written and analytic exercises in tonal music, including a sonata-form movement for string quartet. Students will also have the opportunity to write short works that experiment with the expanded tonal techniques of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Musicianship laboratory is required.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4.