Bach and His Successors
[Presentation slides (as pdf files) appended below.]
Bach's music has profoundly influenced the development and evolution of Western music, … and his compositions are among the greatest of mankind's accomplishments. This course will sample that music and provide an overview of the role of his music in our developing musical sensibility. Participants should leave the course with a better appreciation for the music and its aesthetic, social, and historical context. Participants will be expected to have and voice their opinions of the music sampled and will be encouraged to listen to Bach's music in their free time. Online access will be provided to supporting material.