VH_806b Music History in Outline VI B

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Viktor Pantůček, 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
Preliminary requirements include the basic understanding of harmony a musical form.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, the students should gain the orientation in the history of the 20th-century music, especially regarding the stylistic and compositional developments in their relationships to other artistic and cultural phenomena. They will learn to identify the musical styles on the structural level and will learn to understand the individual poetics of leading composers.
  • See Naxos music library, Masarykova univerzita Playlist, divided into these topics
  • Modern music in Germany and Central Europe
  • French impressionism and symbolism
  • Russian modern music
  • Expressionism and twelve-tone music
  • Neo-classicism and "Neue Sachlichkeit"
  • Neo-folklorism
  • American modernism
  • Traditionalists before 1945
  • Socialist realism and music
  • Serialism and its opponents
  • American avant-garde and radical music
  • Aleatory and the music of colours in Europe
  • Music and post-modernism
    recommended literature
  • DANUSER, Hermann. Neues Handbuch der Musikwissenschaft. Bd. 7, Die Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts [1997, Wiss. Buchgesellschaft] : Die Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts [Danuser] (Podřaz.). Lizenzausg. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft,. vi, 465 s. info
  • NYMAN, Michael. Experimental music : Cage and beyond. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xx, 196. ISBN 0521653835. info
  • WHITTALL, Arnold. Musical composition in the twentieth century. 1st publ. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. vi, 419 s. ISBN 0-19-816684-2. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Miloš. Nástin vývoje evropské hudby 20. století. Ostrava: Montanex, spol. s r.o., 1993. 189 pp. ISBN 80-85300-26-5. info
  • Anthology of twentieth-century music. Edited by Robert P. Morgan. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. xii, 452. ISBN 0393952843. info
  • MORGAN, Robert P. Twentieth-century music : a history of musical style in modern Europe and America. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. xvii, 554. ISBN 0-393-95272-X. info
  • DAHLHAUS, Carl. Schoenberg and the new music. Translated by Derrick Puffett - Alfred Clayton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. viii, 305. ISBN 0521337836. info
  • DAHLHAUS, Carl. Schönberg und andere : gesammelte Aufsätze zur Neuen Musik. Edited by Hans Oesch. Mainz: Schott, 1978. 412 s. ISBN 3795721687. info
  • Skladatelé o hudební poetice 20. století : [výbor ze studií, článků, rozhovorů a dopisů A. Coplanda, I. Stravinského, A. Schoenberga, A. Berga, B. Bartóka, B. Martinů, S. Prokofjeva, A. Honeggera a D. Šostakoviče]. Edited by Ivan Vojtěch. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1960. info
Teaching methods
Concerts, opera etc, reflections and reviews.
Assessment methods
Review, reflections.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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