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 toward:
MU 335 (Music History II).