Fall 2007

Music and Revolution

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-42


Jenny L. Kallick (Section 01)


Richard Wagner (1813-83) - composer, philosopher, essayist, entrepreneur - dominated musical life during much of the nineteenth century. As a composer he was best known for his music dramas - the term he preferred over opera. Yet his music and his ideas about music transformed not just opera, but all types of music and, in particular, the symphony. In this course we will study Wagner's operas and music after Wagner, including works by Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Peter Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss and others. Fulfills either the departmental seminar requirement or the comprehensive exam requirement for the major. Requisite: Music 31 or consent of the instructor. First semester. Professor Kallick.