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Music Literature Listening Lists

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Freshman Music Literature List

Gregorian Chant Secular Monophony Medieval Polyphony Renaissance/Early Baroque Secular Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1723): #4, Winter: I, II, III
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g, BWV 542 (1708)
  • Concerto for 2 violins in d, BWV 1043 (1717): I,, II,, III
  • “Brandenburg” Concerto #4 in G, BWV 1049 (1720): I, II, III
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Symphony No. 104 (1795): I, II, III, IV
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Piano Concerto, K. 491 (1786), C minor: I, II, III
  • Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788): I, II, III, IV
  • Symphony No. 41, K. 551 (1788): I, II, III, IV
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Piano Sonata, op. 13 (“Pathétique”) (1798): I, II, III
  • Piano Sonata, op. 57 (“Appassionata”) (1805): I, II, III
  • Symphony No. 7, op. 92 (1812): I, II, III, IV
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
  • Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) (1893): I, II, III, IV
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) (1822): I, II

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • Symphony No. 5, op. 64 (E minor) (1888): I, II, III, IV

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

  • Sonata No. 4 (1903): I, II

Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

 

Sophomore Music Literature List

Medieval Polyphony

Renaissance Sacred

Renaissance/Early Baroque Secular

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  • Symphony No. 2, op. 73 (1877): I, II, III, IV
  • Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45 (1866), movements 1 and 2: I, II

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

  • Preludes, op. 28 (1839), Nos. 1–12: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Mazurkas, op. 17 (1833): 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Nocturnes, op. 27 (1835): 1, 2
  • Scherzo No. 2, op. 31 (Bb minor/Db major) (1839)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Roger Sessions (1896-1985)

  • Symphony No. 1 (1926-27): I, II, III

Jazz

 

Junior Music Literature List

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 58 (G major) (1806): I, II, III
  • Symphony No. 9, op. 125 (1824): I, II, III, IV, V

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • Violin Concerto, op. 35 (1878): I, II, III

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

  • Octet for Winds: (1922-23) I, II, III

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

  • Fünf Sätze, Op. 5 (string orchestra version) (1909): I, II, III, IV, V

Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Roger Sessions (1896-1985)

Elliott Carter (b. 1908)

  • Piano Sonata (1945-46): I, II

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Milton Babbitt (b. 1916)

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)

Pierre Boulez (b. 1925)

  • Notations (1977 version): I, II, III, IV

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)

Steve Reich (b. 1936)

Paul Lansky (b. 1944)

John Adams (b. 1947)

 

Senior Music Literature List

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2 (E minor) (1806): I, II, III, IV
  • String Quartet, op. 131 (C# minor) (1826): I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • String Quintet, C major (1828): I, II, III, IV

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

  • String Quartet No. 4 (1936): I, II, III, IV

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

  • String Quartet No. 4 (1928): I, II, III, IV, V
  • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta: I, II, III, IV

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

  • Concerto, Op. 24 (1931-34): I, II, III

Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

  • Piano Sonata No. 7 (1938-42): I, II, III
George Gershwin (1898-1937) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960): I, II, III, IV, V
Elliott Carter (b. 1908) Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Pierre Boulez (b. 1925) Luciano Berio (1925-2003) George Crumb (b. 1929)