E85.2074: Music of the Romantic Era
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This course examines the music literature of the Romantic Era (1800-1900) and the composers and the cultural and political forces that played a role in the creation of the musical works of that era. Students will examine musical genre in order to develop an understanding of the musical style of 19th Century music, and will explore these stylistic concepts through listening, score study, and investigating published sources.
In order to benefit the most from this course material, you must follow all of the hypertext links on the website. Many materials links will be developed during the semester, so it is vital that you provide ample time in your schedule to explore the website and conduct your own research in print and digital materials.
REJECTING AND EMBRACING THE PAST
ROOTS OF ROMANTICISM
ROMANTIC ERA & MUSICAL STYLE
1 Develop a topic involved with some aspect of the music and/or composers of the Romantic Era and write a research paper on the topic. This could include a presentation in class or on the web of your topic and your findings.
2. Conduct a performance analysis of a selected work by a composer from the Romantic ERa (1800-1900). This could include a presentation in class through a performance and hand-out of materials developed in your research into the music.
You should report on your selection of term project after the first three weeks of class.
Students will be evaluated on class participation, discussion (class, e-mail, and the WWW), presentation, requested written assignments, examinations, and term project.
Select a book or dissertation dealing with a composer, works, or stylistic characteristics of the Romantic Era and present a report with an abstract to the class, to be posted on the class website.
This abstract will be due the fifth week of class. By the second week of class, select three books and submit the titles by e-mail to email@example.com. Indicate your preference among the three of the one you would wish to use for the assignment. By return e-mail, you will receive an approval of the book selected or a suggested alternative should your title already been taken by someone else.
Abrams, M. H. Natural Supernaturalism. 1971.
Barzun, Jacques. Darwin, Marx, Wagner. Doubleday & Co., New York, 1958.
Butler, Marilyn. Romantics, Rebels, and Reactionaries. 1982.
Clark, K. M. The Romantic Rebellion. 1973.
Einstein, Alfred. Music in the Romantic Era. W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1947.
Furst, L. R. Romanticism. (2d ed.) 1976.
Gaull, Marilyn. English Romanticism. 1988.
Jones, H. M. Revolution and Romanticism. 1974.
Kramer, Lawrence. Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900. University of California Press, Berkeley. 1990.
Lister, Raymond. British Romantic Painting. 1989.
Longyear, Rey M. Romanticism in Music. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
McGann, Jerome. The Romantic Ideology. 1983.
Porter, Roy, and Teich, Mikulas, eds.. Romanticism in National Context. 1988)
Quennell, Peter. Romantic England. 1970)
Raeburn, M., and Kendall, A. Heritage of Music: The Romantic Era . 1989.
Rosenblum, Robert. Transformations in Late 18th-Century Art. 1967.
Ruoff, Gene W., ed. The Romantics and Us. 1990.
Vaughn, William. Romantic Art. 1985.
Whittall, Arnold, Romantic Music. 1987.