Enrich your appreciation of European music composed in the last half of the 19th century. Focus on an opera by Giacomo Puccini and selected symphonic works by Franz List, Johannes Brahms, Pytor Ilich Tchaikovsky, Bedrich Smetana, Edvard Grieg and Antonin Dvorak. Contextualize the music by examining the intellectual trends of the era including nationalism, realism, socialism and feminism. Bring your interest and curiosity to a course that blends lecture and discussion with carefully curated musical selections and performances. Instructor provides listening guides and other resources that enhance your learning.