History of medieval and renaissance music

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ART/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Under the Visconti (1277-1447), Milan was not only one of the leading political centres of Europe, but also a prime location in the European musical scene throughout the later Middle Ages. This course will address the ways in which the court of Milan used music as an instrument of political and cultural propaganda and self-promotion.
Expected learning outcomes
Musical styles and forms of the later Middle Ages. Rudiments of pre-Renaissance compositional techniques
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Music at the Visconti court
Under the Visconti (1277-1447), Milan was not only one of the leading political centres of Europe, but also a prime location in the European musical scene throughout the later Middle Ages. This course will address the ways in which the court of Milan used music as an instrument of political and cultural propaganda and self-promotion.
The course is organized in three parts:
A (basics): Rudiments of prosody and music theory
B (core): Survey of music history, c. 300 - c. 1600
C (monographic): The cultural context of Milan under the Visconti. Forms and genres of 14th-century music
Prerequisites for admission
Rudiments of musical theory
Teaching methods
Lecture format
Bibliography
Materials and updates: https://www.examenapium.it/daolmi/index.html#meri

A: Dispense on line di teoria musica e metrica italiana

B: Davide Daolmi, Storia della musica: Dalle origini al Seicento, Firenze: Le Monnier, 2019.

C: Materials on line: http://www.examenapium.it/meri/visconti/

Those who take the exam without attending the class (non frequentanti) must substitute C with:
- Alberto Gallo, Storia della musica: La polifonia nel Medioevo, Torino: Edt, 2018.
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral exam, which includes questions about the materials covered in the course, as well as the discussion of a research topic chosen by the student and relevant to pre-1600 music history. The research topic must be based on readings selected by the student, different from those already included in the exam's bibliography.
Unita' didattica A
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
martedì 15:30-18:30 - il 18 giugno dalle 14:30 alle 16:30 - per incontri sostitutivi contattare il docente via mail