Compositions Study 8

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
186STS8 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The instruction focus lies in comparative study and analysis of compositions within one period as well as crosswise through the history.

Mode of study

Lecture, score listenings, discussion.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Presumed knowledge of classical as well as most significant modern compositional procedures. Applicaiton of the knowledge obtained in the parallel subject Theory of Composition 6.

Students in the Master program of interpretation can choose this course as facultative.

Course contents

A description of the instruction material originates in the course assignments of individual students. Each student is obligated, during the semester, to at least once present a paper and participate in discussions about the papers of other students. At the end of the year each student submits a course paper documenting in written form the results of their analysis.

Recommended or required reading

BERNARD, Jonathan W. The Evolution of Elliott Carter's Rhythmic Practice. Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer, 1988), pp. 164-203. Stable URL:

Cage, John. Silence. Praha: tranzitdispay, 2010.

Elliott Carter : collected essays and lectures, 1937-1995. Ed. Jonathan W. Bernard. Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 1997.

de Leeuw, Ton. Music of the twentieth century: a study of its elements and structure. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press , 2005.

DeLio, Thomas, Saunders Smith, Stuart. Twentieth-Century Music Scores. Englewood Cliffs,

NY: Prentice Hall, 1989.

Engaging music : essays in music analysis. Ed. Stein, D. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Grafické partitury a koncepty : Graphic scores and concepts. Praha : Audio ego , 1996.

Janeček, Karel. Tektonika. Praha : Supraphon, 1968.

Kostka, Stefan. Materials and techniques of twentieth-century music. New Jersey : Prentice Hall, c2006.

Lester, Joel. Analytic approaches to twentieth-century music. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.

London, J. Hearing in Time : Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

Reina, Rafael. Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Music. London, New York : Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4724-5150-7

Simms, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : an anthology. Vydáno: New Jersey : Schirmer , 1986

-------------------- Music of the twentieth century : style and structure. New Jersey : Schirmer , 1996

Tichý, Vladimír, Kuhn, Tomáš, Matoušek, Vlastislav. Musical Kinetics. Prague : NAMU, 2014. ISBN: 978-80-7331-328-9

XENAKIS, Iannis. Formalized music. Hillsdale : Pendragon Press, 1992.

Scores and recordings of the analysed pieces.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on participation in class, development and presentation of a semester paper which is presented in class.

Overall grading is comprised of 60% for class participation and 40% for the paper presentation.



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans