Studies in Historical Composition 7

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
101HIKS7 Z 2 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 41 to 51 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan DUŠEK, Michal NEJTEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, the student knows the major instrumental works of the high Classical period within the given forms and masters the stylistic compositional principles. The student is able to independently analyse simple and more complicated variations and rondos and create his/her own studies appropriate to each area while maintaining stylistic clarity and musical persuasiveness within the style.

Mode of study

Exercise

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

The course includes analytical and practical elements. In the first section, the student is introduced to the major instrumental (mainly piano and quartet) works of the high Classical period (J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart) and the basic stylistic compositional principles of the given formal types are explained through analyses. Attention is paid in particular to melodic-harmonic work within instrumental composition (cycle of variations, rondo) and instrumental work within the quartet movement. In the practical section, the student applies the acquired knowledge in his/her own compositional studies.

Thematic areas:

Recommended or required reading

Required bibliography:

TARUSKIN, Richard. The Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 832 p. ISBN 9780195384826.

Scores:

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Variationen für Klavier zu 2 Händen. Leipzig: Peters, 1951. score (127 p.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Klavierstücke. Leipzig: Peters, 1988. score (56 s.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Klavierstücke : Piano pieces. Wien: Schott Universal Edition, c1975. score (xii, 94, xxxii p.).

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Klavierwerke : Oeuvres pour piano. 2, Fantaisies et rondeaux. II, Phantasien und Rondo = Piano works. II, Fantasias and rondoss. Wien: Universal Edition, [19--]. score (81 p.).

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Klavierwerke : Oeuvres pour piano. 1, Sonaten. I, Sonate = Piano works. I, Sonatenn. Wien: Universal Edition, [19--]. score (vii, 186 p.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Sämtliche Sonaten : für Klavier zu zwei Händen. Band I Nr. 1-11. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [19--]. score (116 p.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Sämtliche Sonaten : für Klavier zu zwei Händen. Band II, Sonaten nr. 12-22. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1983. score (112 p.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Sämtliche Sonaten : für Klavier zu zwei Händen. Band III, Sonaten nr. 23-32. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1983. score (90 p.).

HAYDN, Joseph. Sämtliche Sonaten : für Klavier zu zwei Händen. Band IV, Sonaten nr. 33-42. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1983. score (80 p.).

Recommended bibliography:

DAMSCHRODER, David. Harmony in Haydn and Mozart. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 298 p. ISBN 978-1-107-41984-1.

CAPLIN, William E. Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Oxford University Press, 2000. 320 p. ISBN 978-0195143997.

GRAVE, Floyd; GRAVE, Margaret. The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn. 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2008. 396 p. ISBN 978-0195382952.

Assessment methods and criteria

To receive credit examination, the student will submit an adequate number (at least 1 from each area) of his/her own compositional studies that meet the required criteria of stylistic purity and thus demonstrate 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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