Fall 2016 not offered
War and revolution drew the map of Europe in the 19th century, and by its end, nations were solidified according to still-recognizable boundaries. However, it was more the Industrial Revolution and a rising middle class that reshaped music making. Concert halls and opera houses were built to accommodate large paying audiences; the instruments themselves were modified and their production streamlined for manufacturing processes, especially the requisite living-room piano. Composers set free from royal or church patronage thrived or failed by their popularity, and distinct national styles arose. Performance and discourse about music were brought into the public arena by cheaper printing methods that also first allowed a broader appreciation of music from earlier eras. We will approach this art in the context of the revolutions that shaped its development and learn it as those who first heard it did: by as much live listening as can be arranged and by discussion.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Leon Plantinga, ROMANTIC MUSIC: A HISTORY OF MUSICAL STYLE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE.
Selected articles on nineteenth century American music.
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Weekly short writing assignments, one paper, a midterm and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Required: Either MUSC103 or an equivalent background in music. This course is suitable for both majors and non-majors.
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