Welcome to the Music 319 Home Page

This semester we will study the music from 1800 to 1900 and develop an understanding of the historical context of of Western music in the 19th century, including:

bullet The rise of the Romantic Movement in music, and in Western culture

bullet The development of orchestral instruments, including the piano, and of orchestration

bullet The Neo-Classicists, Liszt/Wagner, and nationalism

bullet The gigantism and the beginning of Impressionism that marked a transition to 20th century music

bullet Identify and recognize important masterworks of the Romantic Era, their composers, and their stylistic idioms.





The information contained in this website will be used for all exams and quizzes.  Please follow all of the links below:

Course Syllabus and Calendar

Listening Page: Students will have two listening exams, one for the mid-term and the other for the final exam.  Please visit the listening page often and do not wait until the day before the exams.  The listening exams will be 30% of your grade.

Historical and cultural perspectives:  History and Art should be studied to understand the music of the era. There will be questions on your exams that include both important historical events and major art works. Also, click on the following links:



Links for composers       Glossary of Terms

Second Timeline and Composer Biographies       

Music History Research Paper Each of you will be assigned one of these topics and be required to comment on two of the papers.  The student papers will be posted to this website for student comments

WW Norton outlines and quizzes:  All students are required to submit the quizzes for chapters 15-19 of the Concise History of Western Music by Barbara Russano Hanning.  This is also a wonderful study guide if you follow the outlines provided.  Please submit the quiz results to dana.talley@nyack.edu.