Austro-German : Musical Trends In The 20th Century | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

Austro-Germany : Musical Trends In The 20th Century

OSH 262 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102
Instructor: Judith Etzion

Course Description

A survey of the stylistic dilemmas and conflicts in the aftermath of Wagner’s overwhelming influence. Focusing on excerpts from works by Bruckner, Mahler, Richard Strauss, and early Schoenberg.

Week 1

Introduction: revising misunderstandings regarding “Classicism,” “Romanticism,” and “Post-Romanticism” in Austro-German music. Early symphonic poems by Richard Strauss.

Week 2

A glimpse into Bruckner’s symphonic approach.

Week 3, 4, 5

“A symphony must be like the World.” Mahler’s juxtaposition and fusion of multiple stylistic traditions in his First, Fourth, and Fifth symphonies, as well as in related Lieder.

Week 6

The turning point in Schoenberg’s works: from early symphonic poems to brief atonal chamber works. Excerpts.   

Dr. Judith Etzion, Ph.D. in Musicology, Columbia University, has enjoyed a distinguished career as a scholar, performer, and university professor in the USA, Israel, and Spain. She has also conducted courses in music appreciation for adult education programs for over 30 years. Dr. Etzion teaches various lifelong learning programs in South Florida. 

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