Bard, solitary wanderer, nationalist hero, mad genius, Prometheus, Faust- the Romantic era was awash in idealizations of the artist. Using Chopin and Schumann, as well as various contemporaries, as the basis for an examination of the Romantic generation, this class seeks to bring this most fascinating and unruly epoch into focus. Beyond the historical and social context of the first half of the nineteenth century, this class also explores the continued resonance of this repertory in today’s world. Analysis, live performance, and a multitude of relevant DVDs and CDs are presented, in addition to relevant historical and current commentaries.
Tuesdays 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
January 8-February 26, 2019