A survey of important figures and developments in Western art music from the early Classical era through the present, beginning with the music of Haydn, Mozart, and other representative figures from the later eighteenth century. Topics to be studied include the rise of the symphony genre, nineteenth-century opera, Wagner, and the influence of Beethoven on later composers. The course concludes with a sustained overview of the modern era from Mahler to Ligeti. Although designed as a continuation of Music History I, this course may be taken independently. (also listed as GRST 3342.)(Offered every Spring. Prerequisite: MUSC 1204 or consent of instructor.
3 credits
Upper Division