Arts and civilisations: music history

lmusi1511  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations: music history
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
37.5 h
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Language
French
Prerequisites
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Main themes
This course examines the main stages in the history of Music and illustrates them through the study of key works from each period, highlighting how the stylistic and aesthetic content of these works has transformed and developed over time.
Particular attention will be paid to the contextualisation of the works studied.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course introduces students to the history of Music from Antiquity to the present day.
By the end of the course, students should be able to situate and recognize the principal musical forms and the major styles.
They should also be familiar with the key works in the history of Music and be able to establish links between the development of Music, the Plastic Arts, Literature and the main currents of thought.
 
Content
Musical history is divided up along traditional lines:
Music from Antiquity (particularly Greek antiquity);
the medieval period; the transmission of ancient musical knowledge; the formation of the Gregorian repertoire; courtly lyricism; polyphony (ars antiqua, ars nova, ars subtilior);
the Renaissance and the Franco-Flemish school;
the Golden Age of Polyphony;
basso continuo and the beginnings of the Baroque Age;
Preclassicism;
Classicism;
Romanticism;
the national schools;
Post-Romanticism;
Impressionism;
the key musical movements of the 20th century;
modern music (evaluation and prospects).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lecture, illustrated with numerous musical extracts.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam and depending on the evolution of health conditions (COVID) continuous evaluation during the year (knowledge test).
Other information
The ppt of the course are available on the Moodle site, as well as the most representative musical samples
Bibliography
  • Il n'y a aucun support de cours obligatoire.
Les informations bibliographiques sont données en début de cours et les références sont déposées sur le site Moodle
Teaching materials
  • Il n'y a aucun support de cours obligatoire.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Musicology

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (fondements)

Minor in History of Art and Archeology

Approfondissement en communication

Minor in Culture and Creation

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology