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First Nights: Handel’s Messiah and Baroque Oratorio (edX)

Discover Handel’s Messiah in this installment of First Nights, which will explore five masterpieces of western music. While Italian opera set the standard in the Baroque era, German composer George Frederic Handel quickly gained popularity for his oratorios, which put operatic techniques to work in the service of sacred [...]

20世纪西方音乐 Western Music in the 20th Century (Coursera)

Nov 21st 2022
20世纪西方音乐 Western Music in the 20th Century (Coursera)
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课程所涉不仅涵盖古典音乐如新古典主义、表现主义、民族主义等流派,也对爵士乐、摇滚乐与流行音乐在20世纪的风格情状投以深切关注;在将包括中国音乐在内的世界各国民族民间音乐纳入20世纪大背景予以研究探索之同时,关于大型综合艺术品例如歌剧、音乐剧、电影音乐的考察与分析,也设为专题,绝无偏废。

Music as the Mirror of Western Culture (edX)

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Music as the Mirror of Western Culture (edX)
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An introduction to western classical music. Learn how to listen to great masterpieces, recognize famous composers and understand western classical music in its larger cultural context.

World Music: Global Rhythms (edX)

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World Music: Global Rhythms (edX)
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Learn to recognize, feel and play rhythms from around the world. In this course, you’ll be learning about musical rhythm from across the world. You don’t have to read music notation to take this course; you don’t have to play an instrument. You don’t need to know any special [...]