Analysis of Romantic Musics

MUSC 1040 S01 [CRN: 16537]

This is an analysis course focusing on music of 19th -century Western concert tradition. The primary goal is to improve and introduce new analysis skills related to chromatic harmony and form. The course proceeds by distinctive genres, including examples of solo piano works, lieder, string quartets and other chamber works, symphonies, tone poems, and opera. Though the emphasis is primarily on analyzing purely musical elements, we will also touch on broader issues of Romantic aesthetics and cultural contexts, such as fragmentation, virtuosity, nostalgia, and the debate over absolute and programmatic music.
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017

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