History of music (20th century -present day)

Course Information
TitleΙστορία της μουσικής (20ός αιώνας-σήμερα) / History of music (20th century -present day)
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013857

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 191
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course324
Music CompositionCompulsory Course324

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Through this course, students are expected to: * Develop a personal understanding and critical appreciation of the changes brought onto musical life, and onto music's relationship with everyday life, during the 20th century • Familiarise themselves with a broad spectrum of repertoire from the last 100+ years • Broaden their general knowledge and appreciation of knowledge fields that are related to music, including fine arts, literature, social history and philosophy • Develop basic skills for individual study and research, as well as for group discussion on key topics
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the heterogeneous musical heritage of the 20th century, in conjunction with key geographical, sociopolitical, aesthetic and scientific shifts that took place during the last 130 years. COURSE OUTLINE 1. INTRODUCTION: 1889 2. LEAVING TONALITY (VIENNA, 1899-1923) 3. AMONG THE ARTS (ST. PETERSBURG, PARIS, MILAN, ZURICH, 1909-1929) 4. BETWEEN TWO WARS: POPULAR MUSIC AND "FORBIDDEN" ARTS (1919-1939) 5. "NEW MUSIC" AND YOUTH MUSIC (1945-1960) 6. "TOWARDS THEATRE": MIXED MEDIA AND CONCEPTUAL ART (1960-1975) 7. SIMPLICITY / COMPLEXITY / PLURALISM (1965-1989) 8. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND MUSIC HISTORY'S "OTHERS"
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Written assigments180.6
Listening to repertoire at home301
Student Assessment
Essay on an agreed topic, accompanied by short oral presentation Details available by appointment with the course convenor
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
P. Griffiths, Μοντέρνα Μουσική (Αθήνα: Zαχαρόπουλος, 1993). Κωδικός: 3907 ή Ε. Ηοbsbawm, H εποχή των αυτοκρατοριών, 1875-1914 (Αθήνα: Mορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2007). Κωδικός: 43931
Additional bibliography for study
• Λήμμα «Modernism» στην εγκυκλοπαίδεια Grove Music Online • P. Griffiths, Μοντέρνα Μουσική (Ζαχαρόπουλος, 1993), σ. 29-236 • E. Salzman, Εισαγωγή στη μουσική του 20ού αιώνα (Νεφέλη, 1983), σ. 7-134 & 151-179 • E. Hobsbawm, H εποχή των αυτοκρατοριών, 1875-1914 (Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2000) – ιδιαίτερα Κεφ.9, «Οι τέχνες μεταμορφώνονται», σ. 339-374 • Ε. Hobsbawm, Η εποχή των άκρων: ο σύντομος 20ός αιώνας, 1914-1990 (Θεμέλιο, 2006) – ιδιαίτερα Κεφ. 6, «Οι τέχνες 1914-1945», σ.231-257 • N. Cook & A. Pople (eds.), The Cambridge History of 20th-Century Music (C.U.P., 2004), σ.1-303) • Μ. Bradbury & J. McFarlane, Modernism: A guide to European Literature, 1890-1930 (Penguin, 1991) • C. Butler, Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe, 1900 – 1916 (Clarendon Press, 1994)
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