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High Baroque Music of the German World (MUSI30014)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30014
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

A study of representative works by composers employed in a variety of situations throughout the German-speaking lands, 1700–1750.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • comprehend the advantages and constraints of the social and religious contexts in which German composers of the 18th century worked
  • identify and analyse genres used by composers of the Baroque era
  • expand their capacity to identify, select, and apply principles of Baroque practices in music they perform
  • understand the value musicological scholarship brings to musical performance
  • develop the ability to critically evaluate contemporary performance practices of Baroque music.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a receptive attitude to new ideas
  • the capacity for independent and critical reflection
  • knowledge, skills and practices required for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing and presentation
  • the ability to present an academic paper to peers

Eligibility and requirements


One of the subjects below or by permission of the coordinator.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MUSI10047 Music History 1: Monteverdi to Mozart
Semester 1
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • Semester 1 only
  • In-class short answer and multiple choice test
  • minutes
Week 625%
  • Individual oral presentation (10 minutes), starting week 8
  • minutes
From week 8 to week 1225%
  • Written assignment (1500 words)
  • words
End of semester40%
  • Active participation in class discussions, ongoing.
Throughout the semester10%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Parkville Semester 1 On-Campus Delivery Information

This subject is delivered in person at the Southbank campus and lectures will be live streamed to Parkville. Students enrolled in the Parkville campus availability can attend at Parkville.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A subject reader will be available from the Melbourne University Bookshop prior to the start of semester.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 26 June 2019