MUS 236 The Romantic Generation (W)

Last offered Spring 2014

This course explores Romanticism in music through the lives and works of Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt. Music by these composers will be examined in connection with political, societal, philosophical, and aesthetic developments of the first half of the nineteenth century. The class will cover a broad range of Romantic topics, including the sublime, fantasy, myth, the exotic, rebellion, and intersections among music, literature, and painting. Musical works to be studied include songs, piano pieces, chamber music, choral music, opera, and orchestral music.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on class participation, four short papers totaling 20 pages, an oral presentation, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: none, however, students should be able to read music
Enrollment Preference: students with demonstrated interest in music
Department Notes: MUS Group A Electives--classes 2015 and 2016
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Divisional Attributes: Division I, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: MUS Group A Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 3505
MUS 236 LEC The Romantic Generation (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Marjorie W. Hirsch
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