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Premieres in the Library of Congress Collections [used template]

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Discipline(s): Music History/Musicology

Course number and name: MUS 130B (Introduction to Music Literature)

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Background/context for lesson: This course is an opportunity for early-stage undergraduates to explore music history through the lens of world premieres. We look at how several well-known premieres in classical music history shaped, and were shaped by, the worlds around them, and what these works meant in their contexts and ever since.

Time needed: 1 class period (50 minutes)

Learning objectives: 

  • To locate and identify primary sources in Library of Congress digital collections that relate to world premieres
  • To describe these sources and use details to generate questions about music history