Cultural Hisp. Music Heritage

Hispanic Music Heritage: Cultural Interrelations

This class will allow the student to approach the historic and musical panoramas of Spain and the Latin American countries by digging into the origins of today’s Hispanic music. We will explore how artistic and musical currents were developed generally in Spain and South America, by analyzing the musical history of different periods from an aesthetic point of view and placing them in the social and cultural contexts. Listening will be the central line of this course that will cover the fields of popular music as well as classical. songs, dances, and the rhythms of Flamenco and Caribbean, among others. In addition, folk material treated by the classic composers will be analyzed in class. We will see how important music and tradition have been, and still are, in today’s Hispanic cultures. (1 unit)

Required text: Material in course pack form to be purchased at Middlebury.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

SPAN3433A-L16 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN3433A-L15 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN3433A-L14 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2013

SPAN3433A-L13 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2012

SPAN3433A-L12 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2011

SPAN3433A-L11 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2010

SPAN3433A-L10 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2009

SPAN3433A-L09 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2008

SPAN3433A-L08 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2007

SPAN3433A-L07 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2006

SPAN3433A-L06 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2005

SPAN3433A-L05 Lecture (Alvarez Diaz)

Summer 2004

SPAN3433A-L04 Lecture (Castillo Martinez)