MUH 351

Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Spring Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: Conservatory students or permission of instructor

This course commences with the pre-Classical age, and will traverse the 18th and 19th centuries, concluding with the contributions of the late Romantics. Emphasis will be placed on the Enlightenment and its effect on musical style; the new forms & genres of the Classical Period; Beethoven and his powerful influence; the piano music, lieder, and the new orchestral forms & genres of the Romantics; the effect of nationalism; and the changes in musical language that can be found in Wagner’s operas and the music of his followers.