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Course Name
Turkish Opera Çalışmaları
English Studies in Opera
Course Code
MYL 5009E Credit Lecture
(hour/week)
Recitation
(hour/week)
Laboratory
(hour/week)
Semester 3
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Paul Alıster Whıtehead
Course Objectives 1. To cultivate in students, through readings and discussion, an awareness of the main trends and developments in periodisation and cultural context of key vocal genres within Western music,
2. To develop in students an understanding of how musical genres develop and are categorised,
3. To familiarise students become familiar with current ideas on the definition of genre,
4. To impart to students, through focused listening to selected examples, critical listening skills and an understanding of the stylistic and structural features present in particular genres,
Course Description Genre as a criterion for de-limiting musical repertoires; inter-disciplinary theories of genre; emphasis on key genres of vocal music (including chant, Lied, and opera); interrelationships among musico-dramatic genres and connections to stage works and literature; distinctions between sacred and secular environments and between 'aesthetic' and 'functional' parameters; historical aspects of vocal genres,
Course Outcomes Graduate students who successfully pass this course gain the following knowledge, skills, and competencies:
1. Knowledge of the historical background, and the cultural and intellectual settings, of a range of key operatic genres
2. Competency to comment on a range of critical issues relevant to the definition and demarcation of opera
3. Competency to describe, evaluate and/or challenge current scholarly thinking on opera
4. The ability to research and present essays in a standard musicological format,
5. Knowledge about the standard bibliographical tools and resources used in the study of opera
6. The ability to categorise and contextualise musical examples, based on listening experiences
Pre-requisite(s)
Required Facilities
Other
Textbook Grout, Donald Jay, 1966, A Short History of Opera,2nd, edn, New York : Columbia University Press
Other References Brown, Peter, and Suzana Ograjenšek, eds, 2010, Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage, Oxford University Press,
Parker, Roger, ed, 1994, The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera, Oxford University Press,
Sadie, Stanley ed, 1999, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Oxford Music Online,
Rosand, Ellen, 1991, Opera in Seventeenth-century Venice: The Creation of a Genre, University of California Press,
DelDonna, Anthony R, and Pierpaolo Polzonetti, eds, 2009, The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-century Opera, Cambridge University Press,
Huebner, Steven, and Michael Charles Tusa, eds, 2010, National Traditions in Nineteenth-century Opera, 2 vols, Farnham: Ashgate,
Fearn, Raymond, 1997, Italian Opera Since 1945, Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers,
Bokina, John, 1997, Opera and Politics: From Monteverdi to Henze, New Haven: Yale University Press,
 
 
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