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MUSIĀ 2102 [0.5 credit] Music in an Age of Spectacle, Commerce, and Colonization

The Baroque (1600-1750) was simultaneously shaped by absolutist regimes, competing religions, and an emerging public sphere. Music and culture from Monteverdi to Bach and Handel are investigated in the contexts of power, (geo)politics, religion, aesthetics, gender, socio-economics, dissemination, genre, and compositional practices.
Precludes additional credit for MUSI 2001.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.