Course: Music in Culture and History of Czech lands

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Course title Music in Culture and History of Czech lands
Course code KHV/EIPHV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Voříšek Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Folk music of Bohemia and Moravia 2. Middle Ages 3. Renaissance 4. Baroque 5. Classicism 6. Romanticism - National revival, Smetana, Fibich 7. Romanticism - Dvořák 8. 20th century - Suk, Novák 9. 20th century - Janáček, Martinů 10. 20th century - music in Terezín ghetto (Haas, Krása, Ulmann, Klein) 11. Czech popular music until the 2nd World War 12. Czech popular music between 1945-1968 13. Czech popular music after 1968

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The course will provide information about the most important processes, styles and personalities of Czech music since the Middle Ages to the 20th century (icluding popular and folk music) and comment its larger cultural and historical background.
Basic knowledge of history and personalities of Czech music
Minimum entry level of English: Pre-intermediate

Assessment methods and criteria
Interview, Systematic student observation

Active participation in seminars Lectures and seminars are held in English
Recommended literature
  • Antologie české hudby/Anthology of Czech Music 1-5 [set of 5 CDs].. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2004.
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lenka. Czech music guide. Praha: Arts and Theatre Institute, 2011.
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lenka (ed.). National identity/ies in Czech music.. Praha: Arts and Theatre Institute, 2012.
  • KŘUPKOVÁ, Lenka; KOPECKÝ, Jiří, et. al. Czech Music around 1900.. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2017.
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Vladimír. An outline of Chech and Slovak music.. Praha: Orbis, 1964.
  • TYRRELL, John; SADIE, Stanley. The new Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.. New York: Grove, 2002.
  • VOLEK, Tomislav. Dějiny české hudby v obrazech/The history of Czech music in pictures.. Praha: Supraphon, 1977.

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