H60034z History of Music III (20th century)

Faculty of Music
Winter 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Petr Lyko, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Lyko, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Music Theory Department – Dean’s Office – Faculty of Music – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
Supplier department: Music Theory Department – Dean’s Office – Faculty of Music – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts
A basic overview of the development of the history of European music.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Acquaintance with the development of artificial music primarily on the European continent in the 20th century, understanding the development of musical trends in the context of their style and with regard to the development of compositional techniques.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- define the essence of the development of European artificial music of the 20th century,
- to define these developmental trends in music through key compositional techniques and aesthetic approaches,
-determine these specifics based on listening to a musical example,
- to integrate specific musical events (at the level of individual composers and their work) into the broader developmental context of European music of the 20th century.
  • AS:
  • 1) The breakdown of tonal harmony and the situation in the development of music at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • 2) Second Viennese School I: basic characteristics and development of relaxed tonality.
  • 3) The Second Viennese School II: the development of atonality.
  • 4) The Second Vienna School III: the development of dodecaphony.
  • 5) Second Viennese school IV: synthesis of partial styles and overall context in 20th century music.
  • 6) Musical neoclassicism.
  • 7) Musical neofolklorism.
  • 8) Igor Stravinsky as a representative of the second basic line of development of the music of the first half of the 20th century.
  • 9) Other trends in the development of music of the first half of the 20th century I (Les Six, Hindemith, etc.).
  • 10) Other trends in the development of music of the first half of the 20th century II.
  • 11) Russian interwar avantgarde and the issue of the birth of socialist realism.
  • SS:
  • 1) The situation after the Second World War and the emergence of New Music.
  • 2) Multiserial composition.
  • 3) Electroacoustic / electronic and concrete music.
  • 4) Timbre music.
  • 5) Other compositional approaches (Messiaen, Nono etc.).
  • 6) Pathern music I (Young, Reich, Riley).
  • 7) Pathern music II (Glass et al.).
  • 8) Postmodern turn in the seventies – stylistic and compositional starting points and basic characterization.
  • 9) Musical creation in the postmodern period I.
  • 10) Musical creation in the postmodern period II.
  • 11) Microinterval music – work by A. Hába.
    required literature
  • Vysloužil, Jiří. Hudobníci 20. storočia. Bratislava: Opus, 1981.
  • Navrátil, Miloš. Nástin vývoje evropské hudby 20. století. Ostrava: Monatex, 1993.
  • SMOLKA, Jaroslav a kolektiv. Dějiny hudby. Brno : Togga , 2001. info
    recommended literature
  • DIBELIUS, Ulrich. Moderne Musik II. 1965-1985. München : Piper 1994. info
  • Lexikony - New Grove Dictionary, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Riemann Musiklexikon. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Miloslav. Dějiny hudby : přehled evropských dějin hudby. Ostrava : Scholaforum, 1996. info
  • SCHNIERER, Miloš. Dějiny hudby. Brno : JAMU, 2007. info
  • SCHNIERER, Miloš. Hudba 20. století. Brno : JAMU, 2005. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar discussion, listening to A/V examples.
Assessment methods
AS: credit - form of written test.
SS: exam - form of oral interview.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Credit evaluation note: 2 z 5.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Pro úspěšný zápis předmětu si zaregistrujte též odpovídající předmět v letním semestru (podle předpokladu "EVER")
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
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