SYLLABUS 

ARCT History - Romantic to Modernity

 

Instructor - Andrew James Clark - www.andrewjamesclark.ca

 

This survey course provides students with a general awareness of various tends, artistic movements and political beliefs that resulted in the complexity and conflict of our modern era. Students will learn how national and international events effected composers, the music they wrote and their stylistic goals. Students will also be required to write an independent essay using their own research on topics such as musical theatre, jazz and electronic music. 

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809 - 1847)
German Composer and Conductor
Royal Kapellmeister of Berlin

Accomplishments: Revived the Music of J.S. Bach

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FRANZ SCHUBERT  (1797 - 1828)
Viennese Composer
Bohemian Artist and Failed School Master

Accomplishments: Wrote 600 Lieder and some other stuff

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THE SCHUMANNS 
German Composer Couple
The most Significant Marriage in Music History

Accomplishments: Only went half insane

JOHANNES BRAHMS  (1833 - 1897)
German Composer
Beethoven's True Successor

Combined the best of the Classical and Romantic Styles  

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FRANZ LISZT  (1811 - 1886)
Hungarian Composer
Grand Ducal Director of Music Extraordinary 

Accomplishments: First Rock Star