Studies in Historical Composition 9

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101HIKS9 credit 2 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 41 to 51 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

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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 Romantic and Late Romantic periods.

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Learning outcomes

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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Required bibliography:

TARUSKIN, Richard. The Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780195384833

Recommended bibliography:


BLUME, Friedrich. Classic and Romantic Music: A Comprehensive Survey.

New York City: W. W. Norton & Company, 1970. ISBN 978-0393098686.

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

DAHLHAUS, Carl. Nineteenth-Century Music. Londýn: University of California Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0520076440.

EINSTEIN, Alfred. Music in the Romantic Era. New York City: W. W. Norton & Company , 1947. ISBN 978-0393097337.

LONGYEAR, Rey M. Nineteenth-Century Romanticism in Music.

New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1973. ISBN 978-0136226703.


BRAHMS, Johannes. Sinfonien 1-4 [CD audio recording]. Berlin: Deutsche Grammophon, 2008.

BRUCKNER, Anton. The Complete Symphonies 1-9 [CD audio recording]. Paris : Warner Classics, 2006.

DVOŘÁK, Antonín. Komorní dílo [CD audio recording]. Prague: Supraphon Music, 2008.

GRIEG, Edvard, SIBELIUS, Jean. Malinconia - Works for Cello & Piano [CD audio recording]. Neuhausen: Profil, 2015.

LISZT, Ferenc. Sonate h-moll, Nuages gris, Unstern!-Sinistre, La lugubre gondola I, R.W.-Venezia [CD audio recording]. Berlin: Deutsche Grammophon, 1990.

RACHMANINOV, Sergej. The Complete Works [CD audio recording]. London: Decca, 2014.

RIMSKIJ-KORSAKOV, Nikolaj. Scheherazade [CD audio recording]. London: Philips, 2002.

STRAUSS, Richard. Eine Alpensinfonie [CD audio recording]. Berlin: Deutsche Grammophon, 1993.

Evaluation 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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