History of Music 1

History of Music 1

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 60

ECTS credit: 12

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Nagode Aleš, doc. dr. Sukljan Nejc


- Music in the everyday life of ancient Greece
- The forms of “mousiké”
- Ancient harmonic theory
- “Harmoniai” as a historical, theoretical and aesthetic issue
- Notation in antiquity
- The origin of medieval liturgical musical repertoires
- Gregorian chant
- Chant forms
- Theoretical system of “musica plana”
- Neumatic notations
- Early polyphony
- Notre-Dame polyphony
- Ars nova in France and Italy
- Ars subtilior
- English medieval polyphony
- Theory of discant and counterpoint
- The development of rhythm and notation from the modal system to the mensural system
- Franco-Flemish polyphony
- The spread of the modal system: “Dodecachordon”
- Polyphony of the 16th century
- Instrumental music of the 16th century
- White mensural notation
- National genres in the 16th century
- Late madrigal
- New ideas at the turn from the 16th to the 17th century: stile recitativo, concerto
- The origins of opera
- Affect theory and musical rhetoric
- The spread of the tonal space in the 17th century
- Dramma per musica
- German protestant music in the 17th century
- German organ music of the 17th century
- The development of sonata and the emergence of concert
- French genres of the 17th century and “tragédie lyrique”
- Clavecinists
- English genres of the 17th century
- Early oratorio
- The origin and development of cantata
- Opera seria, opera buffa
Instrumental music of the early 18th century: genres and forms
- J. S. Bach: life, work, basic compositional techniques
- G. F. Händel: life, work, his operas and oratorios at the background of English musical life