Prerequisite: 64/67:131.

This course will highlight critical issues and themes by assessing the impact of social, cultural, historical, and political phenomena on music of the Romantic period. Topics may include: definitions of Romanticism, the role of Beethoven, operatic developments, music journalism, absolute and program music, the role of Lieder, the piano, revolution and nationalism, concert culture and the development of the symphony, music culture in the Americas, and the early emergence of modernism.

Cross-registered with (Music) 64:331.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.