19th century music: Analytic and aesthetic approaches

Course Information
TitleΜουσική του 19ου αιώνα: Αναλυτικές και αισθητικές προσεγγίσεις / 19th century music: Analytic and aesthetic approaches
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600015147

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

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To recognize romantic characteristics in unknown, to them, music. To argue on the basic aesthetics theories of the romantic movement.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The 19th century is characterized in music by the emergence of aesthetic discourse as well as by the exploration of new forms of expression in all levels of musical organization (form, harmony, etc.). The aim of the course is to develop the students’ methodological skill in combining aesthetic comment with analytical observation. Thus, the course focuses on romantic aesthetic ideas such as organicism, the aesthetic autonomy of music, historicism, the poetic nature of music, and nationalism in connection with representative expressions of these ideas in music, such as in the music dramas of Wagner, the character piano pieces (Schubert, Schumann και Chopin), the cycles for piano (Schumann), the lied and the cycles of lied (Schubert, Schumann), the symphonic poem (Liszt, Strauss), the programmatic symphony (Berlioz), various expressions of national opera (in Germany, Russia, etc.) and the symphonies and the chamber music pieces by Brahms.
romanticism, programme music, poetic idea, organicism, nationalism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Reading Assigment602
Music analysis351.2
Student Assessment
The students' evaluation is accomplished through written exams. Evaluation criteria:
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γουίτελ, Άρνολντ, Ρομαντική μουσική (μετ. Μιρέλλα Σιμωτά Φιδετζή), Αθήνα: Ζαχαρόπουλος, 1997. Σιώψη, Αναστασία, Η μουσική στην Ευρώπη του δέκατου ένατου αιώνα, Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω, 2005.
Additional bibliography for study
Abraham, Gerald (ed.), The New Oxford History of Music, Volume IX Romanticism (1830-1890). Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Bujic, Bojan, Music in European Thought, 1851-1912. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Dahlaus, Carl, Ninenteenth-century Music. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. Einstein, Alfred, Music in the Romantic Era. London, Toronto, Melbourne: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1980. Goehr, Lydia, The quest for Voice: On Music, Politics and the limits of philosophy: the 1997 Ernest Bloch Lectures. Oxford: Clarendon Press, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Longyear, Rey, Ninenteenth-century Romanticism in Music. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1988. Plantinga, Leon, Romantic Music: A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth-century Europe. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984. Rosen, Charles, The Romantic Generation, Based on the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures. London: HarpeCollinsPublishers, 1996. (δεν υπάρχει στη βιβλιοθήκη του Τ.Μ.Σ.) Samson, Jim, “Romanticism” στο Grove Music Online (ed. by L. Macy). Samson, Jim (ed.), The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century Music. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Strunk, W. Oliver, Source Readings in Music History, Volume 6 The Nineteenth Century (ed. by Ruth A. Solie). New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. Strunk, W. Oliver, The Romantic Era. New York: W.W. Norton, 1965. Taruskin, Richard, The Oxford History of Western Music, Volume 3, The Nineteenth Century. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Περιοδικό 19th-Century Music, University of California Press
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