MUSA 3275 Johannes Brahms (Fall: 3 )
A second Beethoven, the last Romantic, a hidden source of Modernism--all these labels have been attached to Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). This course will look at the music of Brahms in light of various issues that defined the latter half of the nineteenth-century and that continue to influence the way we listen to his music today. We will consider ideas such as historicism, nationalism, and "conservative" versus "progressive" approaches to musical traditions. We will sample works in almost all of the genres for which Brahms wrote: symphonies, concertos, piano and chamber music, solo and choral songs.
Instructor(s): Sandra Hebert and The Department
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13