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Music History Resources

New Class Time This Fall: T/Th 4-5:15 PM

Syllabus Music History Fall 2014

Text: A History of Western Music. Peter Burkholder (2014)

Youtube Videos in Historical Categories (work in progress)

Early Romantic Videos

Late Romantic Videos


Final Essay: Write a 3-5 paragraph essay about Late Romantic Classical Music (chapters 28-30). Choose an angle that interests you such as:

1. Describe the controversy over program versus “absolute” music. Site many examples.

2. Discuss Late Romantic nationalism in music. Site examples both pro and anti-government.

3. Discuss the innovations and influence of Wagner. Give details and site examples.

8C Final Study

Early Romantic Midterm Study

Read the Chapters: 24-30 (8th and 9th editions)

Ch. 25 Early 19th C. Song and Piano

Beethoven Quiz Study Guide

Beethoven Notes

Links for Listening Final: (coming soon)

  1. Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner)
  2. La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
  3. Turandot (Giacamo Puccini)
  4. Carmen (Georges Bizet)
  5. Romeo et Juliet (Tchaikovsky)
  6. Polovtsian Dances (Alexander Borodin)
  7. Boris Godunov (Modest Mussorgsky)
  8.  Sheherezade (Rimsky-Korsakov)
  9. Symphony No. 4, Mvt. IV (Johannes Brahms)
  10. Intermezzo, Op. 119, No.1 (Johannes Brahms)
  11. Mazeppa (Franz Liszt)
  12. Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 2 (Antonin Dvorak)
  13. Chorale in A Minor (César Franck)
  14. Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  15. Requiem (Gabriel Fauré)
  16. Locus iste (Anton Bruckner)
  17. Don Quixote (Richard Strauss)
  18. Piano Concerto (Edvard Grieg)
  19. Enigma Variations (Sir Edward Elgar)
  20. Gaelic Symphony (Amy Beach)

Links for Listening Midterm:

Pathétique Sonata, Op. 13, mvt. I (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Symphony No. 3, Eroica, mvt. I (Beethoven)

String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (Beethoven)

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Franz Schubert)

Mondnacht, Liederkreis Op. 39 (Robert Schumann)

Aufschwung, Fatasiestücke (Robert Schumann)

Piano Trio in G Minor, mvt. III (Clara Schumann)

Songs Without Words, Op. 19 No. 1 (Felix Mendelssohn)

Polonaise in Ab (Fryderyk Chopin)

Etude in Ab (Fryderyk Chopin)

Un sospiro (Franz Liszt)

Symphonie fantastique (Hector Berlioz)

Te Deum (Hector Berlioz)

Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 (Franz Schubert)

Violin Concerto in E Minor  (Felix Mendelssohn)

Behold, God the Lord, Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)

Una voce poco fa, The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini)

Casta Diva, Norma (Vincenzo Bellini)

Una furtive lagrima, L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)

Der Freischütz (Carl Maria von Weber)

Further Reading:

Western Music in Context (series of six books by W.W. Norton & Co.)

Source Readings in Music History. Oliver Strunk/Leo Treitler (1998)

Women Composers

Composers of African Descent

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