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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
100STUDIO credit 1 1 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 1 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 7 to 12 hours of self-study English, Czech winter and summer

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Learning objectives:

The seminar enhances the knowledge gained in music history courses by providing a listening experience in the field of 20th and 21st century music, while deepening insight into the analysis and study of compositions through commentary on scores, which will be provided to students in electronic form for further study or repeated listening upon request.

Musicologists, composers and guests of the Academy of Performing Arts are invited to the seminars for individual presentations, through which students have the opportunity to get acquainted with current events on the contemporary music scene.

Thematic areas:

  1. Music of the 20th century with a focus on the period after 1950
  2. Contemporary music

The course can be enrolled in repeatedly.

Learning outcomes

The student will gain information about the wider field of contemporary music by listening to the pieces in an unabridged form.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Required bibliography:

ADORNO, Theodor W. Philosophy of New Music. UNIV OF MINNESOTA Press, 2019.

ANDERSON, Christopher (ed). Twentieth Century Organ Music. Routlege, New York-London, NY, 2004.

DUTEURTE, Benoît. Requiem pour une avantgarde - Les Belles Lettres, Paris, 2006.

Recommended bibliography:

GRIFFITHS, Paul. Modern music and after. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, c2010. ISBN 019974050X.

GRIFFITHS, Paul. A Consise History of Modern Music. Thames&Hudson, 1980.

GRIFFITHS, Paul. A Guide to Electronic Music. Thames&Hudson, 1979.

ROSS, Alex. The Rest is Noise - Farrat, Straus and Giroux. New York, 2007.

SCHAEFFER, Pierre. De la musique concrète à la musique même. Paris: Mémoire du livre, 2002.

TARUSKIN, Richard. The Oxford history of Western music. Volume 5, The late twentieth century. Oxford: University Press, 2005. 557 s. ISBN 0-19-522274-1.

Evaluation methods and criteria

Credit examination is awarded on the basis of the student's participation in an informal discussion.

The compulsory attendance of the student in seminars is 60 %.



Further information

Course may be repeated

This course is an elective for all students of this school

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans