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Structure of Music II

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1. Meaning in music - conception of the concept, historical perspective, current tendencies, pedagogical applications

2. Liturgical music for original and concert purposes, intermingling of purposes (Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven, Gounod, Dvořák, Eben, Hanuš, Pololáník)

3. Romantic and contemporary vocal music - the word as a concretization of the musical message (choral music of the 19th and 20th centuries, the relationship between words and music)

4. Song in the work of important Romantic and contemporary composers (Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Janáček, Bořkovec, Eben)

5. Programme music - musical and extra-musical agency, aspects of musical meaning (Berlioz, Liszt, Smetana, Dvořák, Novák)

6. Music of Impressionism, continuities and syntheses (Debussy, Novák)

7. Changes in expression in the course of musical development (Liszt, Schönberg, Berg, Hába, Sommer, Klusák)

8. National Schools of Romanticism, Folkorism and Neo-Folkism (Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich, Novák, Janáček, Enescu, Bartók, Kodály)

9. Extended tonality - traditional form with new content (Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Martinů, Krejci, Eben)

10. Small forms and genre pictures (Schubert, Schumann, Smetana, Janáček, Hanuš, Sluka)

11. Non-artistic music, relations and transformations with artistic music

12. Music as an accompaniment to film, drama, social events


Basis for comprehensive analysis builds on the knowledge acquired in the subject Structure of Music I and is supplemented by deepened knowledge in the field of music history while focusing on specific issues of selected phenomena and affecting general and special relations. Music-historical issues include a selection of styles and personalities that illustrate the typical characteristics of the epoch and style and importance for the development of musical culture.

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