Course: MUS 407A. Keyboard Literature I (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 201, MUS 202. This class is designed to study the history and literature for keyboard instruments (early keyboards up to the fortepiano) from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the Classical era, with an emphasis on evolving styles and forms, such as the simple keyboard forms of the Renaissance written for the early instruments with the increasingly complex polyphonic structures of the Baroque and Classical eras. The material covered within class time will have a great emphasis on listening and studying scores with a specific goal of examining not only those compositions which have been identified as standard classics but also will include compositions that have defined the evolution of musical eras. Available for graduate credit.