Studies in Historical Composition 10

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101HIKS0 ZK 2 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 40 to 50 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to produce a successful study in a given historical compositional style. The student has a detailed understanding of the laws of music of a particular historical period, both theoretically and practically. Knows important composers and their works and demonstrates knowledge of the historical context. The student is able to apply this specific knowledge to his/her own compositions.

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

The aim of the course is a theoretical and practical acquaintance of the student with the music of important and style-forming authors of the late 19th and the first third of the 20th century.

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Recommended or required reading

Required bibliography:

TARUSKIN, Richard. The Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780195384840.

Recommended bibliography:


DAHLHAUS, Carl. Between Romanticism and Modernism: Four Studies in the Music of the Later Nineteenth Century (Volume 1). Londýn: University of California Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0520067486

LAMBERT, Philip. The Music of Charles Ives. London: Yale University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0300105346.

MESSING, Scott. Neoclassicism in Music. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1996. ISBN 978-1878822734.

PALMER, Christopher. Impressionism in Music. London: Hutchinson Univ Library, 1980. ISBN 978-0091151416.

SHAPIRO, Robert. Les Six: The French Composers and Their Mentors Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie. Londýn: Peter Owen Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-0720612936.


DEBUSSY, Claude. The Complete Works [CD audio recording]. Paris: Warner Classics, 2018.

Le Groupe des Six. Selected Works 1915-1945 [CD audio recording]. Norfolk: LTM Recordings, 2009.

IVES, Charles. A Songbook [CD audio recording]. Basel: hat[now]ART, 2017.

PROKOFJEV, Sergej. Symfonie [CD audio recording]. Praha: Supraphon, 2012.

RAVEL, Maurice. The Complete Edition [CD audio recording]. London: Decca, 2012.

SATIE, Erik. Gnossiennes – Gymnopédies [CD audio recording]. London: Philips, 1992.

Assessment methods and criteria

To receive credit examination, the student will submit an adequate number (at least 1 for each section) of his/her own compositional studies meeting the required criteria of stylistic purity, demonstrating an understanding of the basic compositional elements of the period and the ability to apply them in practice.

There is no minimum attendance requirement.



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