Music in the Romantic Era: Aesthetics and Ideologies


This course explores pivotal developments in nineteenth-century thinking about music's cultural and aesthetic significance-developments that reverberate well beyond that historical period. Rather than surveying repertoire, we will emphasize in-depth exploration of selected issues and music, reading important contemporary writings and grappling with challenging musical works. Our topics will include, to cite but a few examples, discourses about musical interiority, the post-Beethovenian symphony, the Lied tradition, performance aesthetics and the creative agency of the performer, intersections of music and literature, and canon formation and its consequences.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section 01

Music in the Romantic Era: Aesthetics and Ideologies - 01
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