2007 FCX110 Classic Tracks: Music on Record

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   FCX210

SPECIAL NOTE: subject to enrolment quota
Not available to BMus students

Not Offered


Provides an introduction to classical music through study of those classical recordings that have had the greatest exposure and social impact in Western culture. The recordings selected will cover a wide variety of genres and styles of classical music from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century including some jazz classics and the works will be studied in respect to musical and stylistic characteristics and historical context. Students gain familiarity with significant repertoire and enhanced aural awareness in the apprehension of formal and stylistic characteristics as well as skills in score-reading and a knowledge of the chronological development of musical styles.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: library research assignment (10%), 2 workshop tests, wks 5 and 10 (5% ea), 1,200-word essay (25%), listening test, wk 13 (15%), end-of-sem 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lecture, 1 hr workshop weekly

M.Excl FCD110

STAFF: Dr H Monkhouse

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