A growing compendium of music related to readings in Directed Studies.

To further enhance our understanding of the western tradition and contextualize the texts we study in DS, we invite you to explore the DS and Music web page. Curated by former and current DS students and faculty, the page is organized according to author and provides links to musical selections that are in some way related to the texts we read in DS. It is very much an evolving work in progress, and if you’d like to contribute, please write DUS, Katja Lindskog, at  dus.directedstudies@yale.edu. We are in particular need of music to complement the readings from the fall semester.

We also encourage you to explore course offerings in Music History in the Department of Music.

To listen click on the links below.

DS Author
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) 1304-1374
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527
Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547-1616
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679
René Descartes, 1596-1650
John Milton, 1608-1674
Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677
John Locke, 1632-1704
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, 1646-1716
George Berkeley, 1685-1753
David Hume, 1711-1776
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778
Imannuel Kant, 1724-1804
Edmund Burke, 1729-1797
William Wordsworth, 1770-1850
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805-1859
John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873
Karl Marx, 1818-1883
Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1880
Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900
Marcel Proust, 1871-1922
Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941
Jorge Luis Borges, 1899-1986
Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975