Maurice Ravel: The Man and His Music
Offered - Spring
Course number - LHAN-P250
This course surveys the life and music of Maurice Ravel, one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. The class will include weekly listening and reading assignments with score study and analysis. We will watch videos of his ballet Daphnis et Chlo'e and his two operas, and students will write papers and give class presentations of his work. In addition to musical study, this class will be a historical survey of the era which Ravel lived and will include discussions and reading assignments about art, dance, literature, and political events that influenced his musical style.
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Prerequisites: CM-211 and CP-210
Required of: None
Electable by: All