In this lesson, our instructor Cory Hills gives an introduction of programmatic music. Beginning with the link between romantic music and emotional expression, the lesson covers composers Berlioz, Liszt, and Wagner. Leitmotifs and Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique are explained with various musical examples.
Music that pulls in outside elements to help tell a story without words
Composers did this in many ways from instruments to titles to musical themes
Berlioz included program notes to be read along with the performance of Symphony Fantastique
Resulted in a debate between the programmatic movement and absolute music that was still referring back to the classical period
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.