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21M.250 Schubert to Debussy, Fall 2006

Engraving of Schubert and photo of Debussy.
Composers Franz Schubert (left) and Claude Debussy (right). (Images from Wikipedia.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features an extensive listening list.

Course Description

This course is a survey of developments in Western musical style, 1815-1915. Students will study works by 35 composers, including the romantics: Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann; the post-romantics: Wagner, Verdi, and Brahms; the turn-of-the-centurians: Mahler, Debussy, and Ravel; and the Americans: Gottschalk, Beach, and Joplin. Score-reading ability is beneficial.


Dr. Charles Shadle

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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