MUHS3061: Music in the Austrian Empire


The Austrian Empire (1804–1918) encompassed a large swath of central Europe and counted Béla Bartók, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvorák, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, and dozens of other world-class musicians among its citizens. This course examines these musicians—their compositions, writings, and other activities—against the changing artistic, social, and political climates of the “long” nineteenth century. Focus on primary sources, local institutions, and performances; knowledge of foreign language or music notation not necessary. This course includes a weeklong tour of Budapest and Vienna.

Important to Note

This course did not include a study tour in Spring 2021.

Past Offerings