Courses & Units

Music From 1850 to 1950 FCH202



Musicology majors: all students in the musicology major will be assigned to a Conservatorium ensemble and are required to attend all rehearsals and participate in concert performances.


This unit explores the essential developments in Western art music from the mid-nineteenth century to just after the second World War. Music, musicians and the work of composers as Strauss, Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Messiaen et al. are referenced with consideration to the major emphases as reflected in 20th century art and society.


Unit name Music From 1850 to 1950
Unit code FCH202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff

Dr A. Teniswood-Harvey

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

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 25 points at introductory level in any FCH unit or equivalent.


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, weekly
1 x 1 hr tutorial, weekly


Research assignment: 15%

Essay (1500 words): 25%

End of Semester exams: Listening 20% & written 40%

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Burkholder History of Western Music 9e
Norton Anthology of Western Music vol 2 & vol 3


Blanning The Triumph of Music (Penguin)
Frisch Music in the 19th century (Norton)
Auner Music in the 20th + 21st Centuries (Norton)

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