Course: Outlines of Music History for Historians 2

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Course title Outlines of Music History for Historians 2
Course code KMU/PDHH2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vičarová Eva, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Romanticism. The characteristics of the style. The transformation of the music language. 2. Early Romaniticism. The Song.) 3. The Neo-Romanticism. The Symphonic Poem. The Programme Music versus the Absolute Music. H. Berlioz. F. Liszt. 4. The Opera. R. Wagner, G. Verdi. 5. The Symphony. F. Schubert, R. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 6. The Symphony. A. Dvořák, P. I. Čajkovskij, J. Brahms, A. Bruckner. 7. The Chamber Music, the Concert, the piano pieces, the Melodrama. The main representatives. 8. The national schools. The Late Romanticism. G. Mahler, R. Strauss. 9. The major music tendencies of the first half of the 20th Century. Impressionism, Expressionism, Folklorism, Neoclassicism and the civilizing tendencies. 10.The major music tendencies of the second half of the 20th Century. Serialism and postserialism - concrete music, electronic, electro-acoustic, electro-acoustic timbre music; Neoromanticism, Minimalism and Postmodernism. The main representatives. 11. The circumstances behind the development of Czech music in the 19th Century. 12. The circumstances behind the development of Czech music in the 20th Century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Homework for Teaching - 40 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 36 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The overview of European music culture and the changes of styles from the beginning of Romanticism to the Present times. Specifics of music development in western and eastern Europe. The characteristics of European music mind.
Sufficient orientation in the European music history from the beginnig of Romanticism until the end of the 20th Century. An overview of literature on the particular topic. Knowledge of the main stages of development, the turning points, the most significant representatives and their works. The ability to classify a particular work based on listening or listening to an audio recording according to a given style or style tendency. The application of gained knowledge in further studies, teaching and dramaturgical activities.
The history of Music untill 1800.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Didactic Test

The participation of the lessons, the reading, 60 percent of the successfull rate in the test.
Recommended literature
  • Kouba, Jan. (1988). ABC hudebních slohů. Praha.
  • Navrátil, M. (2003). Dějiny hudby: přehled evropských dějin hudby. Olomouc: Votobia.
  • Smolka, J. a kol. (2001). Dějiny hudby. Praha - Brno.
  • Šafařík, J. (2002). Dějiny hudby. Praha: Votobia.
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Study plans that include the course
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