Music Analysis

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
100EHA1 Z 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Iva OPLIŠTILOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Iva OPLIŠTILOVÁ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is to learn to work with scores. To get to understanding a musical organism in both the vertical and horizontal aspects, as well as from a perspective of detail and as a whole. The relationship of musical and extra-musical components of the studied compositions (text, theatre action). Linkages to other types of arts, philosophy. Comparative analysis of characteristic features of national music presented by the attending students.

Mode of study

Analyses of compositions by reading scores (form, harmony, counterpoint, structure, instrumentation and other characteristic elements in a composition). Subsequent listening to composition recordings with a score. Discussion of the presented analysis, work on diagrams.

The communication language is English.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Required is a basic knowledge of form, harmony and counterpoint. For non-musicians alternatives according to their specialization (form within their media).

The communication language is English.

Course contents

At the beginning of the course the instructor prepares a number of example analyses to explain in detail the issues of the course.

In the second half of the semester students bring analyses of composers of their own culture. Use of similar elements in diferent context is compared. Once in the semester, each student presents his own complete analysis of a composition chosen in cooperation with the instructor.

Recommended or required reading

LaRue, Jan. Guidelines for style analysis : expanded second edition with models for style analysis, a companion text. Michigan : Harmonie Park Press, 2011.

Owen, Harold. Modal and tonal counterpoint : from Josquin to Stravinsky. New York : Schirmer, 1992.

Tymoczko, Dmitri. A Geometry of music : harmony and counterpoint in the extended common practice. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Krenek, Ernst. Zwölfton-Kontrapunkt-Studien. Mainz : Schott, 1952.

Pratt, George. The dynamics of harmony : principles & practice. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996

Schönberg, Arnold. Theory of Harmony : Harmonielehre. New York : Philosophical Library, 1948

Caplin, William Earl. Classical form : a theory of formal functions for the instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in the course, development and presentation of the semester's written work.

The overall evaluation is comprised of 60% for activity in the course and 40% for the presentation of own analysis.

Note

None

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
room 2057
Učebna 2057

(Liechtenstein Palace)
OPLIŠTILOVÁ I.
09:00–10:30
(parallel1)
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–10:30 Iva OPLIŠTILOVÁ Učebna 2057
Liechtenstein Palace
parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans