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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 304
COURSE TITLE: The Romantic Period in Music History
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Charles Stolte
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 1 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An overview of Western Classical music in the Romantic era with weekly seminars on special topics.

Prerequisites: MUSI 216, 217, 306
REQUIRED TEXTS: Taruskin, Richard and Gibbs, Christopher.  The Oxford History of Western Music. College Edition.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Exam 1, written and listening 25%
Exam 1, written and listening 25%
Chapter Listening mini exams (4)20%
Short Papers (3)30%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE: Introductory listening and lecture 
Chapter 17: Opera in the Age of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Weber
Chapter 18: Private Art: Schubert and Inwardness
Chapter 19: Romantic Spectacles: From Virtuosos to Grand Opera
Chapter 20: Literary Musicians
Chapter 21: Music Imported and Exported
Chapter 22: Musical Politics at Midcentury
Chapter 23: Class of 1813: Wagner and Verdi
Chapter 24: Slavic Harmony and Disharmony
Chapter 25: The Music Museum and the Return of the Symphony


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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