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Structure of Music I

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1. Ancient music and genres, drama, its role and its modern conception2. The beginnings of European music, chant, monody, non-periodic formations, essential formations of sacred and liturgical music. The beginnings of folk music, the oldest preserved monuments of Czech music, the form structure of contemporary and contemporary vocal formations, the foundations of the form building3. Knight's music, minnesang, music formations of the epoch, organic period, Notre Dame, ars antiqua, ars nova. Organum, conductus, motetus, ballata, rondeaux, virelais, chasse, caccia, music of the Reformation, vocal formations of the epoch4. Renaissance, Dutch schools, canon, madrigal, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance in Bohemia, literary brotherhoods, symbiosis of vocal and instrumental music5. Baroque European and Czech, ricercar, fugue, prelude, toccata, cantata, oratorio, opera, concert, counterpoint variations, types of musical thinking, signs of instrumental music - motive, theme, figure, running, dance suite6. European and Czech classicism, signs of music, new homophonic forms - sonata form, sonata cycle and variants of its cast, variation, serenade, opera7. Romanticism, national schools, projection of romantic musical thinking into form and expressions - absolute and program music - symphony, program symphony, symphonic poem, song forms, problems of form and genre, cycles, dances, suite, vocal formations8. Impressionism - modal music, formations, Czech expressionism9. Expressionism - atonal music, serialism, 2nd Vienna school, Czech expressionism10. Neoclassicism - extended tonality11. Stylish syntheses of contemporary music - tradition and innovation of expressions and forms12. Popular music and so-called nonartificial music as a phenomenon of the 20th century


The course organically combines knowledge about the development of music in historical and form context. It is therefore aimed at acquiring knowledge about the development, patterns and features of the form building, about the representation of forms in specific musical works; is also focused on practical mastery of basic building mechanisms of small forms in vocal and instrumental form, both in the verification task of theoretical knowledge and in didactic preparation.

The presentation of forms is realized in connection with the development of music in the context of art-historical and generally historical.

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