Music of the Romantic Era

The Romantic Era laid stress on the individual’s emotions as a guide and presented the artist as hero. Compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive. Famous composers from Schumann to Verdi wrote expansive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs which took inspiration from art and literature. Orchestras and concert halls were expanded and the first superstars, Liszt and Paganini, appeared. Composers such as Hector Berlioz, and later Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner, continually pushed the limits throughout the nineteenth century but by the end of the period it was a spent force.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Overview – role of Beethoven; characteristics; composers.
  • Opera – its rapid development: works by Weber, Glinka, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Wagner.
  • Orchestra - expansion of the orchestra and concert venues. The symphony – works of Berlioz, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Mahler.
  • Concerto – violin, cello and piano: works of Dvorak, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Lalo.
  • Instrumental – sonatas, nocturnes, ballades: Field, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt.
  • Super stars – Paganini, Liszt.
  • Lieder – Wolf, Brahms, Mahler, Schubert.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a good idea of the main characteristics of the era.
  2. Name at least five composers and their works.
$239 Limited / $215

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