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    Vassar College
  Feb 17, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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MUSI 255 - The Vocal Art Song

0.5 unit(s)
A practical introduction and exploration of the world of the vocal art song, with emphasis on the collaborative nature of the singer/pianist duo. A survey of the repertoire will focus on performance, style, ensemble, diction and communication, covering some of the great songs of the various German, French, British, and American traditions. This course is intended to enhance performance skills and to provide a cultural and historical context for the music, while helping students develop skills in analysis and interpretation. Student presentations, classroom discussions, and exercises in critical listening will address issues of text setting, lyric diction, performance practice, and musical and dramatic interpretation. Miriam Charney.

Prerequisite(s): for both singers and pianists, two years of college-level study or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 2-hour period.

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