History of modern and contemporary music

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ART/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course develops musicological competences concerning the period between the 18th century and the present with the aim of enabling students to learn historical and musical knowledge and to relate it to their cultural background. The course also aims to develop student's ability to read and interpret musical works as well as their historical and cultural contexts and processes.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have acquired knowledge of music history with particular reference to the monographic topic proposed in each academic year.
Course syllabus and organization

(A-F)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course (a.a. 2021-2022): Western music from the eighteenth century to the present.

The course is divided in three parts (A, B and C).
The first part (A) will be devoted to theoretical and methodological problems of musicology and the history of Western music.
The second part (B) will focus on the guided listening of some masterworks.
The third part (C) will focus on the presence of dance in Ravel's music.
Prerequisites for admission
A good preparation of history and general knowledge. The course requires very basic music theory competences.
Teaching methods
The course consists of class lectures and uses the essential support of sound recordings and multimedia products. The Ariel platform is used for sharing materials, handouts and lectures notes.
Teaching Resources
Lectures will be supplied by the list of the musical works analyzed and by a general lectures note of the course uploaded to the course's website on Ariel platform (https://ariel.unimi.it/). The listening of the musical works analyzed during the course is an integral part of the program and will be subjected to final assessment, together with the bibliography.


PART A
1. ANDREA MALVANO, Storia della musica: dal Settecento all'età contemporanea, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2019
2. OTTO KAROLI, La grammatica della musica, Torino, Einaudi, 1969 (and subsequent editions)

For the preparation of Unit A a rich experience of listening to the music in question in the volumes indicated above is essential, making use of the recordings available in the Library, on the market and on the web.

PART B
1. LAWRENCE KRAMER, Perché la musica classica? Significati, valori, futuro, Torino, EDT, 2011
2. JEAN MOLINO, Il tempo, la musica, la storia, in Jean-Jacques Nattiez (a cura di), Enciclopedia della musica, Vol. IV, Storia della musica europea, Torino, Einaudi, 2004, pp. 22-37
3. JONATHAN D. KRAMER, Il tempo musicale, in Jean-Jacques Nattiez (a cura di), Enciclopedia della musica, Vol. II, Il sapere musicale, Torino, Einaudi, 2002, pp. 143-170
4. JEAN-JACQUES NATTIEZ, Musica e significato, in Jean-Jacques Nattiez (a cura di), Enciclopedia della musica, Vol. II, Il sapere musicale, Torino, Einaudi, 2002, pp. 206-238
5. PHILIPPE VENDRIX, Concezioni diverse della storia musicale, in Jean-Jacques Nattiez (a cura di), Enciclopedia della musica, Vol. II, Il sapere musicale, Torino, Einaudi, 2002, pp. 591-610

PART C
1. VLADIMIR JANKÉLÉVITCH, Ravel, Milano, Abscondita, 2018 (oppure Milano, SE, 2013)
2. ENZO RESTAGNO, Ravel e l'anima delle cose, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2010


Non-attending students must integrate the program with the additional reading of one of the following texts:

1. PAUL GRIFFITHS, Breve storia della musica occidentale, Torino, Einaudi, 2007
2. NICHOLAS COOK, Musica. Una breve introduzione, Torino, EDT, 2005
3. GIOVANNI BIETTI, Lo spartito del mondo. Breve storia del dialogo tra culture in musica, Bari-Roma, Laterza, 2018
4. GIOVANNI BIETTI, Ascoltare la musica classica. La sinfonia in Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Roma, Edizioni Estemporanee, 2013
Assessment methods and Criteria
For all attending and non-attending students the assessment method consists of an oral exam during which the topics covered in the course will be discussed.
The oral exam will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
1. mastery of acquired knowledge of music history
2. ability to frame the knowledge acquired from lectures, listening practice and bibliography in a historical and cultural context
3. formal quality of the presentation (precision, terminological appropriateness, coherence and fluency)
4. personal interpretative skills.
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

(G-Z)

Lesson period
Second semester
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)