Universität Wien FIND

160057 SE Biographies of composers from four centuries in films and musicals (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

German

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.10. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 13.10. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 20.10. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 27.10. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 03.11. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 10.11. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 17.11. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 24.11. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 01.12. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 15.12. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 12.01. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 19.01. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01
Thursday 26.01. 16:00 - 17:30 HS. 2 d. Inst. f. Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9 3G-EG-01

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar will deal with biopics in music movies and musicals about Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler up to Johann Strauß and Michael Jackson. While documentations try to stick to real facts – as far as they are known -, fictional movies treat their subjects according to special dramaturgic necessities of the medium in presenting the events of the composers' lives, their kind of composing, the selection of their music, the staging of their operas and the audience’s reception. In the seminar we will discuss these modes of selection between hagiography and revelation in comparison with scientifically approved biographies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular active participation, presentation of an analysis of a movie or a musical and w seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants should be ready to view the biopics treated in the seminar and read selected biographic articles (e.g. MGG or New Grove), present an analysis of one of the movies or musicals, choose excerpts from it and write a seminar paper about it.

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 26 Bde, Kassel u. a.: Bärenreiter/ Metzler, ²2003; Manfred Mittermayer: Biography & Autobiography - Lebensgeschichten im Biopic, Skizzen zu einem historischen Überblick, in: Wilhelm Hemecker, ‎Wolfgang Kreutzer: Die Biographie: Beiträge zu ihrer Geschichte, de Gruyter, 2009 (online Ressource); Susanne Vill: Mozart im Film. In: Mozarts Opern. Das Mozart-Handbuch 2. Teilband, hrsg. v. Dieter Borchmeyer u. Gernot Gruber, Laaber: Laaber-Verlag 2007, S. 639-660. Further bibliographical references, information and links to recordings will be on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA (2016): BAC
BA (2011): B08
MA: M01, M02, M04, M05, M07, M13

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