May 21, 2018  
Catalogue 2017-2018 
Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSI 323 - Intersections in Music and Literature

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as ITAL 323  and MRST 323 ) Topic for 2017/18b: The Italian Madrigal, Music and Poetry in the Renaissance. This course examines the history of the sixteenth-and early seventeenth-century Italian madrigal and related secular forms, with close attention to the varieties of Italian poetry that composers set to music throughout the madrigal’s lengthy history. In particular, we consider the madrigalists’ responses to Petrarch’s Canzoniere, Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata, and Guarini’s Il Pastor Fido. The course also examines the role of less exalted poetry (“poesia per musica”) in the genre’s history. Brian Mann.

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 105 /MUSI 106 ; MUSI 205 ; MUSI 246 /MUSI 247 , or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

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