HOM380.2 Musical Performance: Process and Results

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica; may not be offered every semester. This is a theoretical and practical course that through concepts and direct observations, analyzes the process of construction of a musical interpretative proposal, according to the written tradition and different styles in the context of historic parameters. The goal is to understand and value the final product achieved by a musical interpreter. The course includes critical reading, concerts attendance, and interactive discussions with well-known interpreters.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • To identify and describe the basic elements or musical language in order to understand its formulation (from the composer’s perspective) and its reformulation (in the experience of the ).
  • Develop an appreciative critical judgment of, and strengthen your aesthetic sensitivity to, the interpretation of a musical work.
  • Observe and explain the path of the interpretative construction from the visual language of the music sheet to the auditory experience, revealing the interpreter as a co-creator of the piece.

(PUC #MUC872)

Department: Music History

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3