Oct 23, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
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THMUS E522 — Nationalism in 19th-Century Chamber Music

3 credits
Eric Ewazen

Prerequisite:  . One of the distinctive movements of the 19th century was Nationalism — as composers from various European countries celebrated their national and cultural origins. In this course, nationalistic elements of a variety of distinctive composers will be explored and contrasted. We will look at chamber music for various instrumental combinations, including the brass quintets of Victor Ewald (Russia), the string ensemble works of Dvořák (Czechoslovak region), and the piano chamber works of Granados (Spain) and Chopin (Poland), as well as the art songs of Fauré (France) and Tchaikovsky (Russia). We will examine the distinctive harmonic languages and idiosyncrasies and the use of folk and textural elements that distinguish these composers, marking them as true nationalists.