Symphony and Concerto

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Symphony and Concerto
Fall 2024
Taught By: Ivan Raykoff
Section: AX

CRN: 17327

Credits: 4

The symphony and the concerto are two primary genres of classical music composed for the orchestra, with the concerto featuring an instrumental soloist. This course examines the historical development, formal structures (including sonata form), performance rituals, and cultural meanings of the symphony and concerto from the Classical and Romantic eras up to the present, focusing on major composers and canonical works being performed during the spring concert season in New York City. The course also explores the symphony and the concerto as models and inspirations for creative expression in literature, the visual arts, and cinema. Students will develop their critical listening skills through score analysis and descriptive writing along with traditional research and analysis papers. This seminar+ course includes attendance at selected concerts outside of regular classtime. A familiarity with music notation is recommended but not required for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:54am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 002
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/4/2024