Music of the Romantic Era is an in-depth survey of Western music during the nineteenth century, beginning with the transition from the late eighteenth century through the music of Mahler and Richard Strauss.
Topics explored include music's expressive and spiritual powers, the dream world of the artist, creation of the song cycle, development of programmatic music, the supernatural in music, nationalism, and music as a political statement, among others. The focus of each unit is on detailed analytical, historical, and critical study of representative musical works and scholarly writings through lecture outlines, online discussions, writing assignments, and directed listening.
This course can be applied towards:
MU 335 (Music History II).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Anthology of Romantic Music (1984)
- Romantic Music: A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth Century Europe, 1st Ed. (1984)
- Source Readings in Music History: The Nineteenth Century (Source Readings Vol. 6), 2nd Ed.
Solie, Ruth (Ed.) and Strunk, W. Oliver (Ed.)
Adam A. Torres is serving in his first year as a special assistant professor at Colorado State University. Adam is quite active in the Fort Collins community as a conductor, pianist, and educator. Current conducting appointments in Fort Collins include apprentice conductor with the Fort Collins Symphony, and co-founder and music director of The Nuova Musica Project.
As a pianist, Adam has worked in a diverse array of settings, with recent performances with organizations such as Cheyenne Symphony (substitute principal keyboard), CSU (staff accompanist, ensemble pianist), Fort Collins Wind Symphony, Health and Wellness Orchestra, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church, and First United Methodist Church of San Angelo. Additionally, he is a member of Sound de Trois, a flute, clarinet, and piano trio focusing on the music of contemporary composers.
Torres holds a Master of Music in conducting from Colorado State University. In addition to his teaching duties at CSU and engagements as a conductor and pianist, Adam maintains a private studio of piano students, and works with CSU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance as an administrative assistant and as program coordinator for the Summer Master of Music in Conducting Program and Kodály Institute.