Historically Educated Interpretation 1

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108HPI1 Z 1 1+1/T Czech winter

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Students are introduced to the basic of the ars nova music form, issues in perfect and imperfect (double and triple) subdivision of note values, issues in determining tempo, and voice performance with and without text. All presented issues are fundamental, note material as well as comparisons of recordings of performers.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

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Recommended or required reading

Medieval Music in general:

HOPPIN, Richard H.: Medieval Music, London 1978

More detailed about some aspects of medieval music:

ČERNÝ, Jaromír: Proměny rytmiky a metriky ve středověké a renesanční hudbě, in: Čas v hudbě, sborník, SČSKU, Praha 1984, s. 14 - 24

Notation editions (general):

ČERNÝ, Jaromír (ed): Historická antologie hudby v českých zemích (do ca 1530), KLP (Koniasch Latin Press), Praha 2005, ISBN 80-86791-11-4

DAVISON, T. Archibald T. and APPEL, Willi: Historical Anthology of Music, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachutsetts 1966

MARROCCO, W. Thomas and SANDON, Nicholas (ed.): Medieval Music, The Oxford Anthology of Music, Oxford University Press 1977

LUDWIG, Friedrich (ed): Guillaume de Machaut, Musikalische Werke (Band I ? III), VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig (this edition is recommended over than the later Schrady edition which is less precise)

WOLF, Johannes - (ed.): Der Squarcialupi Codex Pal. 87, Der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz, Lippstadt 1955

APEL, Willi (ed): French Secular Music of the Late Fourteenth Century, Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, Massachutsetts 1950

PLAMENAC, Dragan (ed): Keyboard Music of the Late Middle Ages in Codex Faenza 117, Americn Institute of Musicology 1972

Medieval Music performance:

LEECH-WILKINSON, Daniel: Articulation Ars Subtilior Songs, in: Early Music, Vol. 31, No. 1, February 2003, str. 6 ?19

STONE, Anne: Self-reflexieve songs and their readers in the late 14th century, in: Early Music, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2003, str. 180 ? 195, in: Early Music, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2003, str. 180 - 195

GREIG Donald: Ars Subtilior repertory as performance palimpsestEarly Music 2003 XXXI: 196 ? 209

GULLO Salvatore: Das Tempo in der Musik des XIII. und XIV. Jahrhunderts (professional publication intended for study/research)

McGEE, Timothy J.: Medieal and Renaissance Music, A Performer?s Guide, Scolar Press, UK 1990 ? (strongly not recommended, there is a lot of mere imagination in parts)

About Medieval music notation (this is for professional researchers but of informational interest):

APEL, Willi: Die Notation der Polyphonen Musik 900 ? 1600, VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig 1970 (German translation of the original English). The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900 - 1600)

MUŽÍK, František: Úvod do kritiky hudebního zápisu, Universita Karlova, Praha 1961

Various periodicals:

Miscellanea musicologica, sborníky prací katedry hudební vědy FF UK

Early Music, quarterly, vydává Oxford University Press

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on student activity and knowledge acquired during lecture.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2026
Učebna 2026

(Lichenštejnský palác)
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 08:40–10:10 Lukáš MATOUŠEK Učebna 2026
Lichenštejnský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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