The Music of Ravel

Music Theory 326

Usual Description

Ravel’s music is inspired both by that of his contemporaries and by such diverse influences as gamelan music, Russian octatonicism, Basque folk music, orientalism, jazz, and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. His harmonic language, though overall tonal at least in his early works, combines non-tonal elements—such as symmetrical chords drawn from nondiatonic collections—with complex dissonant diatonic harmonies. While his forms are creative adaptations of older models from the Baroque and Classical periods, his sophisticated motivic and thematic ideas and their transformations owe much to the spirit of the early twentieth century.

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 Theory 326
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann
Music Theory 326 Taught by Sigrun Heinzelmann