History of music (17th-19th century)

Course Information
TitleΙστορία της μουσικής (17ος-19ος αιώνας) / History of music (17th-19th century)
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013856

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

Registered students: 268
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course214
Music CompositionCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΠ1004 Introduction to music studies
Learning Outcomes
Within the framework of the course, it is expected that students will • understand the theoretic and historical areas of the history of music • become acquainted with the basic features of qualitative research • learn various ways of collecting qualitative data • become familiar with the methodological and practical issues, that may arise from the involvement of the researcher in the field he studies • practise in analyzing and interpreting qualitative data.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is introductory, mainly aimed at students of the 2nd or 4th semester. It provides a basic grounding in the history of music and serves as the basis of other classes in the special field of history of music offered in the curriculum. As to the content, a general overview of the music history from the early 17th to the late 19th century is attempted. The examination of this period takes place through the presentation and analysis of selected issues of music composition, texture, technique and aesthetics and style while listening to similar music clips. The main objective of this course is the acquisition and assimilation of knowledge for the chronological classification and sorting of composers, regarding the basic genres of musical composition. The aim of the course is to introduce students not only to issues of methodology, but also to the consideration of various historical events in the evolution of musical historiography. Also, the course is targeted at the students familiarizing with the ways music historiography documentation. The courses are accompanied by annotated listening to musical works.
History, Barock, Enlightment, Classical Style, Romanticism, basso continuo, opera, instrumantal music
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment160.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities160.5
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
The assessment of students who will sign up, is realized either with the written assignment, at the end of the semester or with the assessment of a paper of which the presentation is mandatory in the framework of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ulrich Michels, Άτλας της Μουσικής, 2ος τόμος, μετάφραση και μουσικολογική επιμέλεια Ι.Ε.Μ.Α. Ινστιτούτο Έρευνας Μουσικής & Ακουστικής), εκδόσεις Φίλιππος Νάκας, 1994. 2. HEADINGTON CHRISTOPHER, "Ιστορία της Μουσικής. Από την αρχαιότητα μέχρι τον Μπετόβεν", Μετάφραση:ΔΡΑΓΟΥΜΗΣ ΜΑΡΚΟΣ, έκδ. GUTENBERG, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2000, ISBN13 9789600104813.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Carter,Tim. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music, Cambridge University Press, March 2008, https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521792738. 2. Glenn Stanley. "Historiography." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 2 Dec. 2011 http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/51674. 3. Rosen, Charles. The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, (New York 1971). 4. Rosen, Charles (1972 expanded 1997). The Classical Style. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-04020-3 (expanded edition with CD, 1997) 5. Newmann,William S. The Sonata in the Classic Era - The Second Volume of A History of the Sonata Idea. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press; 1963. 6. H. C. Robbins Landon, Beethoven. Sein Leben und seine Welt in zeitgenössischen Bildern und Texten, Ζυρίχη 1970. 7. Hanning, Barbara Russano; Grout, Donald Jay (1998 rev. 2006)- Concise History of Western Music. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-92803-9 (hardcover). 8. Grout, Donald Jay; Palisca, Claude V. (1996) - A History of Western Music, Fifth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-96904-5 (hardcover). 9. Jim Samson. "Romanticism." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 15.32016 http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/23751. 10. Ringer, ed.: Man and Music: the Early Romantic Era (London, 1990) 11. Samson, Jim. ed.: Man and Music: the Late Romantic Era (London, 1991) 12. Daverio, J. Nineteenth-Century Music and the German Romantic Ideology (New York, 1993) 13. Rosen, Charles.The Romantic Generation (London, 1996) 14. Samson, Jim. The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music, Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge, 2002).
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