Universität Wien FIND

160047 VO Music History II (15th to 17th century) (2017S)

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 01.03. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 08.03. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 15.03. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 22.03. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 05.04. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 26.04. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 03.05. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 10.05. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 24.05. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 31.05. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 07.06. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 14.06. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 21.06. 18:00 - 19:30 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: These lectures provide a survey of the development of western music between about 1400 and 1700.
By the end of the semester you should have a good understanding of the following concepts:
• Polyphony
• Isorhythm
• The structure of the church year and the Christian liturgy
• Various forms of liturgical music, especially mass and motet
• Various musical sources from the 15th to the 17th centuries
• Regional and international genres of secular music (chanson, frottola, madrigal, Lied)
• The different kinds of dance music
• The musical consequences of the Reformation
• Musical mannerism
• Stylistic changes around 1600: Basso continuo, solo song, opera
• The rise of autonomous instrumental music, especially for keyboard
• The development and combination of national styles

The lectures last for 60 minutes (Wednesday, 12:30–13:30). The reading for each week is then discussed for 30 minutes, in two smaller groups. The first group (in German) meets directly after the lecture (13:30–14:00) in lecture theatre B. The second group (in English) meets in lecture theatre 1 at 18:00. Presentations are then held from 18:30.
Please note that there is no class on 29.03.17.

Assessment and permitted materials

A written examination (60 minutes) will be held on 28.06.17. The assessable content is the subject matter discussion in the lectures and in the readings. Students must also be able to identify music clips.

Students may elect either:
a) to have their final mark calculated on the basis of the written exam only;
b) to have their final mark calculated from a combination of the written exam (50%) and a short presentation (50%). In this case, you must agree on a topic for your presentation with the lecturer by 15.05.17. Presentations will be held on Wednesdays (commencing on 15.03.17) from 18:30 until 19:30 at the latest, in Lecture Theatre 1.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A pass grade is 50%.

Examination topics

The assessable content is the subject matter discussion in the lectures and in the readings. Students must also be able to identify music clips.

Reading list

The following textbook is recommended:
Bernhard Morbach, Die Musikwelt der Renaissance (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2006).
You will also receive reading material (in German and/or English) and musical clips from the digital offerings of the University of Vienna and the Austrian National Library (ÖNB). Please make sure that you have a reader's card from the ÖNB, which will allow you to access the Naxos Music Library.

Association in the course directory

MUG; B03, B09, B10; EC EMG

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