FYS 125 Revolution and Romantic Music

The 19th Century was an incredibly prolific time for the arts. Fueled by the Germanic Sturm und Drang movement, combined with the ideals of the French Revolution, this period teemed with fervent and highly emotional creativity. Perhaps it was this truly revolutionary environment which spawned the very ideals of Romanticism. This course explores music and associated art forms as products of this revolutionary era as well as connections to music and societal issues of today.