Major Trends in the History of Music

Objectives

The student should:
a) develop methodological and conceptual skills in the area of the History of Western Music;
b) gain an overview of the principal issues, stylistic tendencies, personalities, institutions and musical genres of the History of Music;
c) learn the ability to contextualise the main musical phenomena of the different periods studied, from a historical, sociological and ideological perspective;
d) be aware of the principal musical repertoires of the various periods of the History of Music.

General characterization

Code

711021053

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Luís Miguel Lopes dos Santos

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

Blanning, T. (2009). The Triumph of Music: composers, musicians and their audiences, 1700 to the present. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Griffiths, P. (2007). História concisa da música ocidental. Lisboa: Editorial Bizâncio.
Grout, J. & Palisca, C. V. (1994). História da Música Ocidental. Lisboa: Gradiva.
Michels, U. (2003/2007). Atlas de Música, 2 vols. Lisboa: Gradiva.


Teaching method

Theoretical and practical subject (60%/40%). The syllabus is made up essentially of three cycles of lessons that mutually support and reinforce each other: 1. The repertoires; 2. The periods; 3. People and places. Lessons are expositive, in which listening to musical examples forms a significant and integral element and in which discussion with the students is encouraged. 

Evaluation method

Método de avaliação - a written test(50%), reflective reports and participation in class(20%), writing an assignment(30%)

Subject matter

Questions of periodisation in the History of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the Present. Constants in the analysis of musical phenomena down the ages. Specific aspects of culture and musical life in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and the 20th and 21st centuries. Stylistic and formal questions during the various periods. Contextualisation of the main musical phenomena of the different periods studied, from a historical, sociological and ideological perspective.       

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