Goal: The goal of this discussion is to explore the lives and music of Romantic era composers.
- CO-1: Identify Western music by style and era.
- CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
- CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.
Choose three composers from the Romantic Era. Pretend they all had an opportunity to meet, perhaps at a party. What do you think they might say to one another about music and culture? Construct the conversation as you imagine it, although be sure the conversation reflects specific information from the lives and music of your chosen composers.
In addition to responding to the Discussion question, students are also required to respond to two classmates by asking “the composers” additional questions.