The History of Universal Music (I)

Course Code: MR102 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Music • Field of study: Religious music
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Domin Adam
Seminar tutor: Domin Adam
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

to define and understand the elements of musical language-melody, rhythm, harmony, polyphony, dynamics, agogic, timbre
to use correctly the specialized terms: historical epoch, epoch style, composer style;
knowledge and practical skills in research in the field of religious and historical sciences;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Periodization of music history; Musical culture in antiquity
2. Music in the Middle Ages. Byzantine song; The Gregorian chant
3. Medieval secular music; The emergence and development of polyphony. Ars Antiqua.
4.Ars Nova .; Franco-Flemish school.
5. The rebirth in the 16th century. Generalities; Vocal forms and genres
6. Instrumental forms and genres
7.Barocul-J.S.Bach, G.F Handel, Antonio Vivaldi
8. Birth and development of vocal-instrumental genres. Opera, Oratorio, Cantata in Italy, England, France and Germany.
9. Development of instrumental forms and genres.
10. Musical classicism J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, Lw. Beethoven. Aesthetics, genres, forms, musical style
11. The beginnings of singing in Romanian. Popular and court music in Romanian; Relations with oriental and European music. Dimitri Cantemir, I Caianu
12. Excerpts from sonatas, suites and parts by J.S. Bach. Oratorio Messias by G.F. Handel
13.Claudio Monteverdi
14.J.Haydn-Fragments from sonatas, quartets, symphonies

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

we intend to go through historical-musical elements from Antiquity, Preclassicism and Classicism; musical genres, representative personalities from those periods; musical auditions and analyzes.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam 50% and implication in course debates 50%

Recommended reading:

Carmen Chelaru, Cui i-e frică de Istoria Muzicii, Vol. I,II, III, Editura Artes, Iasi, 2007, -.
Ioana Ștefănescu, O istorie a Muzicii Universale, vol.I,II, III, IV, Editura Grafoart, Bucureşti, 2018, -.
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