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Caballero, Carlo



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  • Dr Caballero is a musicologist specializing in the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music. Particular interests include aesthetics, historiography, dance history, and music in relation to the other arts. He has published and given papers on composers and writers such as Gabriel Fauré, Paul Dukas, Charles Martin Loeffler, Camille Saint-Saëns, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Vernon Lee; genres and topics include piano music, French song, the symphonic poem, ballet, and opéra comique.


  • history of music, 19th and 20th-century studies, historiography, history of dance, aesthetics, music and the other arts


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courses taught

  • MUEL 3822 - Words and Music
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores the interaction between words and music in song. Students will consider how such features as rhyme, rhythm, tone, and the connotations of particular words contribute to meaning in poetry; how rhythm, tempo, dynamics, mood, and instrumentation contribute to meaning in music; and how words and music coalesce in song to make a new meaning.
  • MUSC 3812 - History of Music 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Surveys Western art music with stylistic analysis of representative works from all major periods after the Baroque. See also MUSC 3802.
  • MUSC 4202 - Special Topic in Musicology: Current and Critical Issues
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Examination of a specific topic of current or critical interest within areas of music history, ethnomusicology, critical theoryand practice across the spectrum of Western, Popular and World Music traditions. Designed as a capstone course for music majors who have completed a full complement of musicology courses. Topics vary from term to term. Instructor consent is required for non-music majors.
  • MUSC 5002 - Proseminar in Historical Musicology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Prepares students to pursue independent research in the history of music. Meeting as a seminar, the course focuses on the nature of evidence, methods and tools of research, and theoretical or historiographic issues.
  • MUSC 5708 - Introduction to Music Bibliography and Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Explores basic informational sources about music and musicians; a study of citation formats, research methodologies and writing techniques employed in music research papers, theses and dissertations. Intended to increase students' information fluency. Required in all master's degree programs.
  • MUSC 5802 - Studies in 20th Century Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Offers intensified work in history of music in the 20th century. Topics vary from year to year. Same as MUSC 4802.
  • MUSC 5842 - Aesthetics of Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Surveys various philosophies of music in writings of philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, composers, critics and historians.
  • MUSC 5872 - Late 18th and 19th Century Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies European and American music from the last developments of the styles through romanticism and its later 19th century reverberations. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: MUSC 3812. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as MUSC 4872.
  • MUSC 5882 - Studies in 18th and 19th Century Music
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Meets as a seminar and examines selected topics in Classic and Romantic music, 1750-1900. Topics vary from year to year.
  • MUSC 6822 - Advanced Studies in Musicology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2024
    Intensive study of a specialized topic in musicology. Students will be guided in critical reading, historical or ethnographic issues, analysis, oral presentations, and independent research. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MUSC 7822 - Seminar in Musicology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2023
    Required of all musicology majors before completion of comprehensive examinations. A different research area is designated each semester. Offered fall only.


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