Spring 2019





Symphony

Term: 
Spring 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
MUSIC (MUSC)
Course Number: 
MUSC 031 601
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

SMITH, BRADLEY R

Course Description: 

This course will focus on a specific repertoire of representative symphonies by such composers as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikowsky, and Mahler. Historical developments will be considered, along with the effects upon symphonic literature of such major sociological changes as the emergence of the public concert hall. But the emphasis will be on the music itself--particularly on the ways we can sharpen our abilities to engage and comprehend the composers' musical rhetoric. Topics will alternate term to term.