MUS 225

Romanticism in Music

An introductory survey of music in the Romantic era (1815-1900) beginning with the late works of Beethoven and Schubert and ending with the works of Mahler and Debussy at the turn of the twentieth century. Students explore historical and stylistic developments through the critical study of representative works from the period. Major genres, the lives of the composers, and the creative process are examined, and the importance of the artist for society is considered.