2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 215 - History of the Symphony

This course traces the development of the symphony from the Sinfonia of the 18th century through the symphonies of the 20th century. Major symphonic composers will be discussed and their contributions to the symphonic literature, including Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Johann Stamitz, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Shubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Peter Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Class discussions of the lives of composers and their symphonies will be presented in their social and historical context.

1 semester 3 credits.