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MUS. 314 Piano Literature & Performance - The Baroque Era

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course focuses on the study and performance preparation of keyboard literature from the baroque period. The class will explore stylistic characteristics of baroque keyboard music, advancements in keyboard instruments of the time, general historical climate, and specific stylistic considerations of the main keyboard composers. Focus will remain on performance practice and the preparation and performance in a class situation of representative repertoire. Individual practice outside of class hours is required.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 24-27
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC