An overview of musical works and ideas from the 19th century. Representative works of the period are introduced in their social and cultural contexts. The subject also looks at music and its audiences, and the role of music institutions in shaping music history. The focus will mainly be Western Europe with a segment on music in Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
appraise and contextualise music from the 19th Century;
apply a range of approaches to music history;
critically analyse music of the 19th Century;
apply research methods basic to the scholarly study of music of this period and have an awareness of the latest research in the area.