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Select a topic for study:

Topic 1: Music in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Romee

Topic 2: Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages, 4001450

Topic 3: Polyphonic Music from Its Beginnings through the Thirteenth Century

Topic 4: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century

Topic 5: England and Burgundian Lands in the Fifteenth Century: The Beginnings of an International Style

Topic 6: The Age of the Renaissance: Music of the Low Countries

Topic 7: The Age of the Renaissance: New Currents in the Sixteenth Century

Topic 8: Church Music of the Late Renaissance and Reformation

Topic 9: Music of the Early Baroque Period

Topic 10: Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Century

Topic 11: Instrumental Music in the Late Baroque

Topic 12: Music in the Early Eighteenth Century

Topic 13: The Early Classic Period: Opera and Instrumental Music in the Eighteenth Century

Topic 14: The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart

Topic 15: Ludwig van Beethoven

Topic 16: Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Music

Topic 17: Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth Century

Topic 18: Opera, Music Drama, and Church Music in the Nineteenth Century

Topic 19: European Music from the 1870s to World War I

Topic 20: The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Century

Topic 21: Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-Century Europe

Topic 22: The American Twentieth Century


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