MUS 208(F) Music in History II: 1750-1900

A survey exploring the development of music in Western society from the Classical through the Romantic and the turn into the twentieth century. Emphasis will be on the contextual study of works by such composers as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Berlioz, Wagner, and Richard Strauss. Changing musical styles will be examined within the framework of the philosophy and aesthetics of the period, with special attention paid to the use and purpose of music and the role of the musician in his or her society. Three lecture/discussions per week. Evaluation will be based on several short papers, a series of quizzes, and a final exam. Required of music majors. Open to qualified non-majors with permission of instructor.