VH_805b Music History in Outline V B

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ondřej Pivoda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Vejvodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Jiří Zahrádka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Vlasta Taranzová
Wed 15:00–16:35 J21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those 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.
  • 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
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
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