MUS 232
Music in History II: Classical and Romantic Music Spring 2020
Division I

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This course explores the development of western classical music from 1750-1900 through the study of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler, and\ others. Composers’ styles will be examined in conjunction with Classical and Romantic aesthetics. Topics for discussion include the changing role of music and musicians in society, music and narrative, music and philosophy, operatic traditions, and musical nationalism.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 15
Expected: 12
Class#: 3856
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, two papers, class presentations, a midterm, and a final exam
Prerequisites: ability to read music
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors, or those planning to major
Unit Notes: required course for Music majors; Music majors may not take MUS 232 as pass/fail or 5th course option
Distributions: Division I

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