In this lesson, our instructor Cory Hills gives an introduction to the symphonic poem. Starting by explaining what a symphonic poem is, Dr. Hills explains the birth of symphonic poems, its characteristics, and its nationalistic undertones. He concludes the video with the epitome of grandiose symphonic poems: the 1812 Overture by Tchaikowsky.'
Basically a work for symphony orchestra that is one-movement
Did not have to compete with Beethoven
Highly programmatic centered on a referential story and nationalism
Emergence of Russian composers like Tchaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov
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.