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M-LT 71118 - Symphony in the Romantic Era
The generation of symphonic composers immediately after Beethoven famously struggled to compose in the shadow of his achievements. Further, though, they each brought a highly individual sensibility to their symphonic writing, colored by their work in other genres as well as by the ideas of the Romantic period. After a look at the three most influential Beethoven symphonies (5, 6, and 9), we will study symphonic works of Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, and Liszt. We will consider the influence of—respectively—song, piano works, choral works, drama, and overtures on their symphonic styles and structures, as well as the ways in which they avoided the shadow of Beethoven and found their unique symphonic voices. The course will end with a look at some later followers of Beethoven—Brahms, Mahler, and Bruckner.

Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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