History of medieval and renaissance music

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ART/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Survey of music history from antiquity to the Renaissance with in-depth analysis of select case studies
Expected learning outcomes
Study of the cultural role of music in our history and critical assessment of the current approaches to musical performance
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Music of the Spheres
The course outlines the crucial moments in the history of pre-baroque music; it then focuses on the relationships between music and cosmology behind the myth of the music of the spheres
The course is organized in three parts:
A: Rudiments of prosody and music theory
B: Topics in the history of medieval and Renaissance music as an introduction to part C
C: The theories of cosmic harmony from Pythagoras to Kepler
Prerequisites for admission
Rudiments of musical theory (which can be acquired during the semester)
Teaching methods
Lecture format
Teaching Resources
A: Lecture notes about theory of music and Italian prosody
B: Davide Daolmi, Storia della musica: Dalle origini al Seicento, Firenze: Le Monnier, 2019.
C: Materials on line on the instructor's website: https://www.examenapium.it/daolmi/#meri
Further readings for students who choose to take the exam without attending the class:
- Jamie James, The music of the spheres, London: Abacus, 1993.
Assessment 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-1700 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
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