Walter Benjamin called Paris the capital of the 19th century. This subject examines some of the ways in which Paris was a centre for musical activity in the 19th century. It looks at the importance of music criticism, music societies, theatres/companies and exhibitions. Repertoire is examined from within social and cultural contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should have developed:
a capacity for independent critical thought;
high level cognitive skills;
an openness to new ideas;
knowledge, skills and practices, which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.