21M.220 Medieval and Renaissance Music

Class Info

Examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. Includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England. Focuses on methods and pitfalls in studying music of the distant past. Students' papers, problem sets, and presentations explore lives, genres, and works in depth. Works studied in facsimile of original notation, and from original manuscripts at MIT, where possible.

This class has 21M.301 as a corequisite.

21M.220 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M. Cuthbert.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Early Music site or on the 21M.220 Stellar site.

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Early Music
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