Arts and civilisations: music history

lmusi1511  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations: music history
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

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.
Learning outcomes

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.
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;
the national schools;
the key musical movements of the 20th century;
modern music (evaluation and prospects).
Teaching methods
Lecture, illustrated with numerous musical extracts.
Evaluation methods
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
  • 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
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Minor in Culture and Creation

Minor in Musicology

Approfondissement en communication

Minor in History of Art and Archeology

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (fondements)