MS 370 - Gustav Mahler and Turn-of-the-Century Vienna
A look at Gustav Mahler from the perspective of his cultural surroundings. Students will explore the musical works, aesthetic goals, and personal philosophy of the composer within the setting in Vienna from 1875 to 1911. We will consider examples of the literature, philosophy, science, art, music, drama, and politics that surrounded Mahler and ask how these may have influenced his approach to musical composition. Excursions to historic sites will complement course material.
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Prior studies in music history & basic skills in music analysis