TOK Vienna lesson revisited

This lesson:
vienna
used to be part of my TOK teaching programme when my school offered the IBDP. Now it forms part of the Scholars’ Club programme which engages the VIth form in wider aspects of study as preparation for university interviews and courses.

The idea is to trace the development of art by considering Vienna – An experimental station for the collapse of mankind – as a synecdoche for the world in general. The idea is to see the movements of artisitc development – the Romantics, the neo Classicists and the Revolutionaries (Sezession) as a natural product of a glorious but complacent society in which a steadily more orotund aristocracy drove the proponents of the new underground and in which anti semitism was as natural as kaffee und kuchen.

Music Links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu9M8NSys2Y Wien, Wien nur du allein. Tauber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_6mrLc_mEw Haydn Symphony 94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_bPmJifV4 Beethoven EROICA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIIS-UgixGE Der Leierman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9HsaAphPBs Schubert Winterreise (Fischer Dieskau)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJcoKNY_tes J Strauss Blue Danube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqqk0cfaA8Y Mahler Symphony 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRoZHmQj03s Berg Wozzeck interlude
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AZQnijNfYE R Strauss Rosenkavalier Trio

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