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Department: Department of Music

(Undergraduate program)

Department/Program Objectives:

The Faculty's departments are today internationally renowned for their excellence in education, international artistic ensembles and activities. Since it's founding the main objective has been to train artists, educators and researchers with high creative and interpretative skills in various fields of music.

In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs, preparatory primary and high schools for music were also founded with the aim of starting music education at the earliest possible age. In order to expand music education to everyone, regardless of age and profession, programs such as the Early Music Training Program for children and "Part-time Music Education" have been ongoing since its founding. The Institute of Music and Performing Arts was established to provide graduate education through its Master's and Proficiency in Art (doctorate) level programs.

Courses on the Web:

Course code: MSC-901

Course name: Music Appreciation
Instructor: Prof. Walter Frisch
Credits: 6
ECTS Credits: 3
Academic Year: 2009-2010
Semester: Fall
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Course description:
Prof. Frisch of Columbia University teaches Music Appreciation

Short description: Romantic Symphony: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.
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Recorded on: 2009-11-16
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Long description: The evolution of keyboard music. Harpsichord music of late baroque: Bach Well tempered clavier, prelude no.2. Piano music of the classical period: Beethoven piano sonata op.57. Piano music of the generation after Beethoven: Chopin Nocturne Op.15 No.2, Chopin Mazurka Op.30 no.4, Chopin Polonaise op.53, Schumann, Carnaval “Eusebius” ”Florestan”, Liszt “La Campanella” Etude, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody, Liszt Libestraum, Brahms, intermezzo op.116 No.5. Transition to the twentieth century: Ravel, “Jeux d’aeu”
Recorded on: 2009-11-09
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Long description: The development of classical forms and transition towards romanticism: Beethoven piano sonata op.13, symphony No.5. Style changes in Beethoven’s late period: string quartet Op.131, symphony No.9
Recorded on: 2009-11-02
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Long description: Opera seria and buffa elements and character depiction in Mozart operas: “Don Giovanni”
Recorded on: 2009-10-26
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Long description: Classical Symphony and the sonata principle: Mozart Symphony No.40 K.550. Idea of variation in the classical period: Haydn Symphony No.95.
Recorded on: 2009-10-12
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Long description: Late baroque opera, an aria example from Handel’s Julius Caesar: “La giustizia”, late baroque oratorio: Handel “Messiah”
Recorded on: 2009-10-05
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Long description: Ritornello and variation forms in late Baroque Concerto: Vivaldi Concerto Op.8 No.1 “Four Seasons-Spring”, Vivaldi Violin Concerto Op.4 No.12, Bach “Brandenburg Concertos No.3, 4 and 5.
Recorded on: 2009-09-28
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Long description: Introduction to Music Appreciation and definition of Classical Music: Plainchant “Vere dignum”, Josquin des Prez “Mille Regrets”, Beatles “Yesterday”, Bach “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Schoenberg “Pierre Lunaire” No.8 Nacht, Schoenberg “Pierre Lunaire” No.18 The Moonfleck, Mahler Symphony No.1 III. Movement, Brahms Violin Concerto Op.77 III.movement
Recorded on: 2009-09-14
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