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MU4032: BAROQUE OPERA (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

From Monteverdi's l'Orfeo to Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, drama set to music developed from a speculative genre to the dominant musical form of its time. Through the story of early opera, we can trace philosophical, aesthetic, and theoretical currents, and observe developments such as the rise of the virtuoso performer, the supremacy of the figured bass as compositional and improvisational tool, and the ever-changing relationship of music to text.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frauke Jurgensen

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

From Monteverdi's l'Orfeo to Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, drama set to music developed from a speculative genre to the dominant musical form of its time. Through the story of early opera, we can trace philosophical, aesthetic, and theoretical currents, and observe developments such as the rise of the virtuoso performer, the supremacy of the figured bass as compositional and improvisational tool, and the ever-changing relationship of music to text.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 9 - 13, 15 - 19

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

A performance (c. 10 min), composition (c. 2-5 min), or library assignment designed by the student i

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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This assignment is the special component for level 4, and is designed to allow the student to conceive and execute a small original project

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseRecognise and apply analytical themes to other genres and periods

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseRecognise and apply analytical themes to other genres and periods
ReflectionEvaluateSituate development of the genre within a broader social and theoretical context

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseGain a general historical overview of significant composers and works

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralUnderstandDemonstrate understanding of performance issues
ReflectionEvaluateSituate development of the genre within a broader social and theoretical context

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

A performance (c. 10 min), composition (c. 2-5 min), or library assignment designed by the student i

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This assignment is the special component for level 4, and is designed to allow the student to conceive and execute a small original project.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Delivered online, instant feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseGain a general historical overview of significant composers and works
ReflectionEvaluateSituate development of the genre within a broader social and theoretical context
ProceduralAnalyseRecognise and apply analytical themes to other genres and periods
ProceduralUnderstandDemonstrate understanding of performance issues
ReflectionCreateApply knowledge in creating and implementing an original project idea

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