Music History III: Beethoven through WWI


Music in the "long" nineteenth century, roughly demarcated by the French Revolution (1789) and the end of the First World War (1918), and tracing, broadly speaking, the waning of classicism and rise of romanticism, and various manifestations of post-romanticism, leading to early examples of musical modernism.   Major composers to be considered include Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, the Schumanns, Berlioz, Wagner, Liszt, Brahms, Verdi, Dvorak, Musorgsky, Bruckner, Strauss, Mahler, Debussy, Stravinsky and Schoenberg.  Lectures will consider analytical aspects of the music, but also the social, political, and cultural contexts in which the music was created and composed.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 261 or consent of instructor. One course.

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