History of Music in the 20th Century 2
FEKT-JDH2Acad. year: 2017/2018
The specific situation in the USA - Gershwin and Bernstein. Stalinist terror and production in the USSR. Reasons for the emergence of the post-war avant-garde and its main representatives. The Polish school, its specifics, representatives, and benefit. France: from Honegger to Messiaen. Electroacoustic music. The current situation; an overview of existing streams and composers at home and abroad.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will be able to:
- name the major composers of the second half of the 20th century from the USA and describe their productions,
- name the major composers of USSR and describe their productions,
- explain the reasons for the post-war avant-garde and list its main representatives,
- describe the Polish school and its specifics, as well as name its representatives,
- name the major French composers of the second half of the 20th century and describe their productions,
- describe the history of electroacoustic music, its main streams and representatives,
- describe the current situation in music and name existing streams and significant Czech and world composers.
The knowledge of basic concepts of musical acoustics, tempo, expression and dynamic signs, and musical instruments tuning is required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Schnierer M. Hudba 20. století. Učební text JAMU Brno, rev. vydání 2014. (CS)
Vysloužil J. Hudobníci 20. storočia, Opus Bratislava 1981, 2.vyd. (CS)
Kohoutek, C. Novodobé skladebné směry v hudbě. Praha, SHV, 1965. (CS)
Navrátil M. Nástin vývoje evropské hudby 20. století. Montanex, Ostrava 1993. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of the BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
- Lectures consist of an explanation accompanied by the listening of recordings and their analysis, photographs and score samples.
Participation in 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. Up to 100 points are given for the final oral examination, and it is necessary to earn at least 50 points for its successful completion. The exam is aimed at knowledge of the history of music on the European continent according to the syllabuses of the History of Music in the 20th Century 1 and 2.
Language of instruction
1. – 2. The specific situation in the USA: Gershwin, Bernstein.
3. – 4. Stalinist terror and the production in the USSR.
5. – 6. Reasons for the emergence of the post-war avant-garde and its main representatives.
7. – 8. The Polish school, its specifics, representatives, and benefit.
9. France: from Honegger to Messiaen.
10. – 11. Electroacoustic music.
11. – 13. The current situation: an overview of existing streams and composers at home and abroad.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the evolution of music 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