Censorship and Cultural Expression Through Music: Interpretation of Czech Manuscripts, 1948-1989 - Spring 2019
(Censorship and Cultural Expression Through Music)

This course will focus on the problem of constructing a convincing interpretation through the cultural analysis of unpublished manuscripts by Czech composers censored under the Soviet regime (1948-1989). Using music currently existing only in manuscript form, the student will learn from this course how to interpret the score thus enabling them to craft their own musical narrative. They will build the necessary skills through the cultural exploration of an under-represented yet rich musical culture.