MSG517 Tonal Topics and Analysis: Advanced Sonata Theory

This course will focus on two recent methodological theories on sonata form: William Caplin’s Sonata Form (1998) and James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy’s Elements of Sonata Theory. The course will consist of two units. In the first, we will establish a profound understanding of sonata form by applying those two methods to the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. In the second unit, we will look at sonata form after Beethoven and use our analytical skills to analyze various advanced works.


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