Music Humanities with Julia Doe, Assistant Professor of Music, Historical Musicology

Program Music in the Romantic Age

How do composers like Mendelssohn and Berlioz translate images and narrative into instrumental form? What controversies do these works generate within the broader aesthetic discourse of Romanticism? Should orchestral music be linked to concrete language and ideas, or does its true value lie in its ability to express the inexpressible? Explore the development of programmatic music in the 19th century.

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