American Classical Music

Music History 355

Usual Description

A survey of American classical music, primarily since the late 19th century.   Discussion of works by the Second New England School, Charles Ives, the generations around Copland then Bernstein, West Coast composers, the avant-garde of the 1960s.   Also of more recent developments:   minimalism, the new romanticism, totalism.   Emphasis will be on the intersection of concert hall and stage music with popular and folk musics, and on the development of peculiarly American styles.

Areas of Interest
United States
United States
Time Periods


Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Music History 355
Music History 355 Taught by Claudia MacDonald