CST:CZS33 Music in the Czech Lands - Course Information

CZS33 Music in the Czech Lands

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Glogar
Pan-university studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Glogar
Supplier department: Pan-university studies
Mon 17:30–19:05 N43
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Music has played a uniquely central role in the history of the Czech lands, and this course is designed to explain why this is so by following the development of music here since the Middle Ages. It begins with a survey of Czech history aimed at analysing the broad social and cultural changes affecting Bohemia and Moravia over the centuries. It goes on to deal with the country’s unusually rich folk music tradition, which has been of great importance in the development of its musical life and has had a profound influence on many of its leading composers. The history of music from the Middle Ages on then follows, with the emphasis on the many links between musical life and musicians here and the rest of Central Europe, the role of national feeling in the development of the musical tradition, and the place of ethnic and other minorities.
  • Syllabus:
  • History of Czech lands and Brno - it´s architecture and institutions
  • Early music: from the Middle Ages to ca 1550
  • Early music: the musical chapel of Emperor Rudolf II. (1576-1612)
  • Music of the 17th Century: Michna, Vejvanovský, Biber
  • Music of the 18th Century: Zelenka, Vivaldi and others
  • The Classical Era, Mozart in Prague
  • The Czech lands 1800-1860, Early reflections of the Folk music
  • Bedřich Smetana
  • Antonín Dvořák
  • Janáček
  • Martinů, Haas, Hába, Schulhoff
  • After 1945: Novák, Husa, Eben
  • Czech film music
  • TYRRELL, John. Janáček's operas : a documentary account. London: Faber and Faber, 1992. xxv, 405. ISBN 0571151299. info
Teaching methods
Before each seminar, students are required to read the assigned readings, which provide background information and serve as the basis for class discussion. In addition, the following books are essential reading for those interested in the particular subjects.
Lectures with audiovisual examples. Visits of various music performances.
Assessment methods
Three reports / reviews of circa 300 words concerning a concert / performance with the programme related to czech music are to be submitted by e-mail to the teacher by the 15th of December at the latest.
An on-line test as a closing exam is planned between the 15th until 19th of December.
Lecturer can be reached preferably by e-mail or during his office hours (mondays 2.15-3.15 PM, building N, 6th floor), by appointment at any other times.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013.
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