MUS 185 Piano Literature of the 18th Century (1 credit)

A study of the historical development of the piano and its literature traced through the most important works written for the harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano, and piano in the 18th century. Will emphasize aural differentiation among the instruments and the styles of J.S. Bach, Handel, D. Scarlatti, Bach's sons, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, and the young Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUS piano major.