ARTM-115 Music and Revolution
Fall for 2006-2007
ARTM 115 is designed as a thorough examination of 19th century music and musicians with a further emphasis on contemporary society, cultural institutions and the artistic movement of “Romanticism.” The point of departure for the course is the disintegration of the Eighteenth-Century Classical paradigm as seen in the mid to late works of Ludwig van Beethoven. The aesthetic of Romanticism will be studied not only from the perspective of contemporary music, but also within its European sociological context. The course will also identify correlative trends within the visual arts and literature. Representative composers to be examined include Beethoven, Berlioz, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Verdi and Wagner among others. We will also examine characteristic musical genres such as the symphony, string quartet, sonata, lied, tone poem, opera, and concerto.