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HISTORY OF MUSIC – 5 0 0 4 4
A STUDY OF ROMANTIC PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The student will be taken through the romantic period of Western Classical music

UNIT 1                               12
Music in Romantic and early 19th Century Period, Romanticism, Characteristic features of Romanticism, Harmonic structures, Elaborate harmonic progressions/Experimental progressions
UNIT 2                              12
Musical Structures of the following: Song Cycle/nocturne, Concert etude, Fantasias, and preludes, Arabesque and rhapsody, Programme music / Waltz
UNIT 3                              12

Modern piano, Contrabassoon, Bass clarinet, piccolo Saxophones, euphonium, Wagner tuba
Xylophones, snare drums, celestas, bells, triangles, Cornets
Guitar, orchestral harps
Wind machines
Orchestra during Romantic period

UNIT 4                              12

Trends of 19th Century, Non-musical influences, Musical Nationalism, Rhythm in Romantic period, Melody in Romantic period

UNIT 5                             12

Selected Composers and their works
Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, History and study of Beethoven’s Symphonies
Total:                                 60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand Characteristic features of Romanticism

CO-2: Comprehend Musical structures of Concert etude, Fantasias, Rhapsody and Waltz

CO-3: Understand instruments like Modern Piano, Xylophone, Guitar and so on

CO-4: Appreciate trends of the 19th century and the melody in the romantic period

CO-5: Appreciate the works of selected composers of this era

REFERENCE BOOKS:

Source Reading in Music History from Classical Antiquity through the Romantic Rea, by
W. Oliver Strunk, ISBN 0393037525
Music in Romantic era by Alfred Einstein