MS 462 - The Lied
The course offers a detailed look at German art song from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century with a special focus on Vienna: the Berlin School, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg. In analyzing the works, students will explore details of the poetic texts, compositional technique, the use of expressive devices, and composers’ biographies. Time will also be taken for the cultural context, including field trips to historic sites. Finally, a consideration of source studies will include the examination of original manuscripts.