History of Music in the 20th Century 1
FEKT-JDH1Acad. year: 2017/2018
The evolution of music, particularly of the European continent in the 20th century, and understanding the patterns of changes in artistic styles and compositional techniques. The social situation in the 19th and 20 centuries and its reflection in art: production of the sixties generation - Skrjabin, Mahler, Ives. Bearers of new ideas: Satie, Stravinskij, Les Six, Hindemith, Bartók. The second Viennese school and the onset of dodecaphony. The situation in the Czech states, Janacek and Martinu.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will be able to:
- name the major composers of the world of 19th and 20th centuries and characterize their productions,
- name the major European authors of first half of the 20th century and characterize their productions,
- name the important Czech composers of first half of the 20th century and characterize their productions,
- explain the patterns of changes in artistic styles and compositional techniques of the 20th century,
- describe the second Viennese atonal school in terms of compositional technique.
Knowledge of general education is required, on the basis of which the student has passed the admission procedure.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Schnierer M. Hudba 20.století. Učební text JAMU, Brno, 2007. (CS)
ČERNUŠÁK, G. Dějiny evropské hudby. Praha : SNKHLU, 1964. (CS)
KOHOUTEK, C. Novodobé skladebné směry v hudbě. Praha : SHV, 1965. (CS)
Navrátil M. Nástin vývoje evropské hudby 20. století, Ostrava, 1993. (CS)
Vysloužil J. Hudebníci 20. storočia, Opus Bratislava 1981, 2.vyd.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
- Lectures consist of an explanation accompanied with listening of recordings and their analysis, photographs and score samples.
Participation at lectures is recommended.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the Dean's Regulation on the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. Credit is given for successful demonstration of knowledge in an interview.
Language of instruction
1. – 3. Production of the sixties generation: Skrjabin, Mahler, Ives.
4. – 8. Bearers of new ideas: Satie, Stravinskij, Les Six, Hindemith, Bartók.
9. The onset of dodecaphony.
10. – 11. Second Viennese school: Berg, Webern.
12. – 13. The situation in the Czech states: Janacek, Martinu.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the evolution of music, particularly on the European continent in the 20th century.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Forms of the checked instructions are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantee of the course and updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer