American Classical Music
Music History 355
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.