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Music

Departmental Contact:
Giuseppe Gerbino
Professor, Music
607 Dodge Hall
gg2024@columbia.edu
212-854-6299

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HUMA S1123D Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Limited enrollment.

Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

Summer 2017: HUMA S1123D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 001/16895 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Ralph Whyte 3 13/18
HUMA 1123 002/73146 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Elliott Cairns 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 003/29805 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Russell O'Rourke 3 15/18
HUMA 1123 004/64235 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Kathryn Radishofski 3 13/18
HUMA 1123 005/20894 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Julia Hamilton 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 011/63019 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
William Dougherty 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 012/19678 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Martha Newland 3 16/18
HUMA 1123 014/26157 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 Dodge Building
Thomas Fogg 3 17/18
HUMA 1123 015/60824 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 Dodge Building
Rodolfo Toledo 3 9/18

HUMA S1123Q Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 points.

Limited enrollment.

Equivalent to MUSI F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

Summer 2017: HUMA S1123Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HUMA 1123 006/75627 M W 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Ruth Longobardi 3 15/18
HUMA 1123 007/11982 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
716 Hamilton Hall
Matthew Goodheart 3 14/18
HUMA 1123 008/71930 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Lucie Vagnerova 3 17/18
HUMA 1123 009/28589 T Th 6:00pm - 9:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Joshua Navon 3 15/18
HUMA 1123 010/28172 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Paula Harper 3 17/18
HUMA 1123 013/69498 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
622 Dodge Building
Velia Ivanova 3 18/18

MUSI OC3184 Venice and Its Musical Identity. 3 points.

Throughout its history, Venice cultivated an idealized image of its political and civic identity. Music played a central role in the construction of the myth of the “Most Serene Republic” both through the prestige of the Venetian music establishment and as a symbol of social harmony and cohesion. This course explores the history of this unique bond between Venice and its musical self-fashioning as well as the construction of a nostalgic image of Venice’s past musical splendor in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music.

MUSI S3630D Recorded Sound. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

Main objective is to gain a familiarity with and understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds using Pro Tools software. Discusses the history of recorded production, microphone technique, and the idea of using the studio as an instrument for the production and manipulation of sound.

Summer 2017: MUSI S3630D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MUSI 3630 001/74411 T W Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm
320h Prentis Hall
Mario Diaz de Leon 3 5

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.