Master Composers of the Romantic Era
Romantic music of the 19th century, like other romantic movements in literature, art, and philosophy, is characterized by a belief that essential realities can be reached only through emotion, feeling, and intuition. In this course, we survey the major composers of the movement, artists who increased the emotional range and expression of music: Berlioz, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorák, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Strauss, Verdi, and Wagner. Through discussion, recordings, and video excerpts, explore the principles of romanticism, the effect of nationalism on music, and the role of the artist in 19th-century society.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of the principles of romanticism
- Familiarity with major composers of the romantic era and their masterworks
- The curious and creative
- Classical music lovers and those wishing to learn more about classical music