History of Western Music III, 1730 to 1850

Detailed Schedule, Unit III

Listings by week

Abbreviations

BH Burkholder, A History of Western Music, chapter number
NAWM Norton Anthology of Western Music, vol. 2, piece number (not page number)
BB Source on Blackboard under Course Materials, by week

Schedule of Assignments

Week 11


Unit III: Schubert and Music in the Age of Industry

Thu., Nov. 8 Schubert’s Winterreise: Songs in the Romantic movement

Music listening and score study

  1. Franz Schubert, Winterreise (Winter’s Journey), songs 1–5
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Fri., Nov. 9 Workshop
Fri., Nov. 9, 5:00 p.m. Paper outline due

Week 12

Tue., Nov. 13 In camp, square, and field: American music through the Civil War

Music listening and score study

  1. Stephen Foster, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (NAWM 131)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Souvenir de Porto Rico (Marche des Gibaros) (NAWM 137)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Examples of psalmody, hymn-singing traditions will be presented in class
Thu., Nov. 15 At home: Songs and piano music; Gender and sexuality

Reading

  1. BH 25

Music listening and score study

  1. Schubert, Winterreise (entire)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Robert Schumann, Dichterliebe: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (NAWM 130)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Schubert, Fantasia in F minor for piano, four hands
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Robert Schumann, Carnaval (excerpts in NAWM 132)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  5. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Das Jahr: Dezember (NAWM 133)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Fri., Nov. 16 Workshop

Week 13

Tue., Nov. 20 In concert and on tour: Virtuosos, tone poets, and their critics

Music listening and score study

  1. Clara Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor, Mvt. III (NAWM 142)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Fryderyk Chopin, Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 (NAWM 135)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Franz Liszt, Trois études de concert: Un sospiro (NAWM 136)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  5. Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 2 in A
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Nov. 21–25 Thanksgiving Break

Week 14

Tue., Nov. 27 In the opera house: National traditions and nationalism

Reading

  1. BH 27–28
  2. Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, The Origins of Jim Crow (read articles and watch linked videos)
  3. Richard Wagner, Opera and Drama, Part I, skim part III
  4. Wagner, Jewishness in Music

Music listening and score study

  1. Jim Crow Museum, Blackening Up
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Giaccomo Meyerbeer, Les huguenots: Conclusion of Act II (NAWM 147)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata, Act III, Scena and Duet (NAWM 150) (recommended to watch the whole opera)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Carl Maria von Weber, Der Freischütz, Act II, Finale, Wolf’s Glen Scene (NAWM 148)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  5. Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold, First scene
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Tue., Nov. 27 Group Performance Presentation no. 1
Thu., Nov. 29 In the concert hall: Instrumental music after Beethoven

Reading

  1. BH 26

Music listening and score study

  1. Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C major: Mvt. I (NAWM 141)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Robert Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor: Mvt. I (NAWM 140)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor: Mvt. I (NAWM 139)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (listen to all); Mvt. V, Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath is in NAWM 138
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Thu., Nov. 29 Group Performance Presentation no. 2 and 3
Fri., Nov. 30 Workshop
Fri., Nov. 30, 5:00 p.m. Paper draft due

Please read the assignment description.

Week 15

Tue., Dec. 4 Religious art and art-religion

Reading

  1. Joshua R. Jacobson, Franz Schubert and the Vienna Synagogue, Choral Journal, August 1997, 9–15

Music listening and score study

  1. Schubert, Zum Sanctus: Heilig, heilig, heilig, from Deutsche Messe for Lutheran worship service
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Schubert, Tov l’hodos (Psalm 92) for Jewish synagogue service
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Carl Maria von Weber, Missa Sancta: Sanctus and Benedictus
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah: Chorus, And then shall your light break forth (NAWM 143)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  5. Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Tue., Dec. 4 Group Performance Presentation no. 4
Thu., Dec. 6 Roundtable 3
Fri., Dec. 7 Workshop

Week 16

Tue., Dec. 11 Conclusions: What is a classic?

Reading

  1. Robert Schumann, Florestan’s Shrovetide Oration (BB)
  2. J. M. Coetzee, What Is A Classic? (BB)

Music listening and score study

  1. Franz Liszt, arr. Ferrucio Busoni, Fantasy on Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro for piano solo
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Liszt, Arrangement of Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 for piano solo
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  3. Liszt, Arrangement of Schubert, Der Lindenbaum (from Winterreise) for piano solo
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  4. Liszt, Fantasy and Fugue on the Name B. A. C. H. for organ
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Tue., Dec. 11 Roundtable 3 essay due in class
Dec. 13–14 Reading period

Week 17

Wed., Dec. 19, 12:30–3:30 p.m. Final exam; Final paper due