HV_805b Music History in Outline V - essay

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Spurný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jiří Zahrádka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Vlková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 14:00–15:40 N41
Prerequisites (in Czech)
HV_01a Introduction to Musicology && HV_02a Proseminar I && HV_02b Proseminar II && HV_801a Music History I A && HV_04 Elements of Music Theory && HV_05a Harmony I. && HV_08 Intonation && HV_09 Audial Analysis && HV_11a Paleography
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is understanding the music of 19th century on examples. This listening seminar is focused on key forms of music romanticism as symphony, song, string quartet etc., as well as the main characteristics of music production of the period.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to recognize and analyze various stylistic tendencies and musical forms of the 19th century.
  • 1. A symphony of the early romanticism. L. van Beethoven and a prototype of the 19th century symphony. F. Schubert: an example of the early romantic symphony. 2. Virtuosity as a 19th century phenomenon (H. Ernst, N. Paganini, F. Liszt ad.). A genius phenomenon. Changing the positions between author and interpreter. 3. Programme symphony of the 19th century. Metamorphoses of the programme symphony between high classicism and modernity. (F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, H. Berlioz, A. Bruckner, L. Janáček). 4. Song as a representative form of the romanticism. Solo song, choir production, Lieder ohne Worte (F. Schubert, L. Janáček, V. Novák). 5. Orchestration development. Instrumentarium of the romantic orchestra (Beethoven), Berlioz's reform and a charakteristic of instrumentation. Novelty of modernity. Scores of R. Strauss and G. Mahler, wagnerian melodics. Specifics of the Janáček's instrumentation. 6. Basic works of the Czech quartet literature in the period od romanticism (string quartets by B. Smetana and L. Janáček). Problem of programme, autobiographical reflection. 7. Parallels to the Janáček's operatic production. M. P. Musorgskij (Boris Godunov) and R. Strauss (Salome). "Literatur Oper" (C. Dahlhaus) and "Exteritoriale Musik" (T. Adorno). 8. Metamorphoses of the decadence – between literature (T. Mann), music (G. Mahler) and film (L. Visconti). The Death in Venice - metamorphoses of the story, quotation (B. Britten). 9. Professional and personal life of G. Mahler. Institutions keeping his heritage.
  • Die Musik des 19. Jahrhunderts [Dahlhaus] (Podřaz.) : Neues Handbuch der Musikwissenschaft. Bd. 6, Die Musik des 19. Jahrhunderts [1997, Wiss. Buchgesellschaft]. info
  • HONS, Miloš. Hudba zvaná symfonie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Togga, 2005. 388 s. ISBN 8090291260. info
  • HANSLICK, Eduard. O hudebním krásnu : příspěvek k revizi hudební estetiky : Vom Musikalisch-Schönen (Orig.). 1. vyd. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1973. 137 s. info
Teaching methods
Poslechový seminář zaměřený na teoretické i praktické poznání klíčových hudebních děl 19. století.
Assessment methods
The condition for obtaining credit will be the 70% seminar attendance.
Language of instruction
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Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.

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