Skip to main content
CODE 106766
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is offered in a single 6 credits module. However, the course will be divided into:

Part I: The history of music between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War.

Part II: Cavalleria rusticana by Domenico Monleone

The course is not divisible; both parts are mandatory

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Between the radical paradigm shift that begins with the two-year period 1889/90 and the Second World War, the teaching aims to introduce the student to the fundamental issues of the history of art music, particularly European art music. The goal of the class is to give students a solid understanding of the options available to composers in the so-called historical twentieth century, in a context of musical production and use that has changed dramatically since the romantic era.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing the student with the capabilities to understand symbols and meanings of musical language, increasing the awareness of the numerous relationships between music, literature, arts and sciences. The main assumption of the course is that the knowledge and competence about genres, forms and authors from the history of western music completes significantly the cultural preparation of any student of humanities.

By the end of the course students will be able to understand a significant time span of the history of western music, having developed tools to understand musical language which could be applied also to other contexts. 

The course aims to enable the student to achieve the following educational results:

1. With reference to knowledge and understanding

a. Know and assimilate some aspects of the music of Central European countries between the end of the nineteenth century and the 40s of the twentieth century.

b. Know and recognize some of the main musical genres and forms of the periods considered.

2. With reference to applied knowledge and understanding:

a.. Acquire listening and analysis skills of Western art music.

PREREQUISITES

General interest in music and its use as an art form.

TEACHING METHODS

Class lessons with CD and DVD examples. 

Attending class is strongly recommended.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will enquire the development of Music from 1890 to about 1945, from the autumn of Romanticism to the Second World War. The general outline of that historical period will be regularly exemplified in class through CDs and DVDs, leading students to a solid knowledge of styles, genres and main composers of Music from Debussy to Ives. A short monographic course (9 hours) will also be held on Genoese musical institutions between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Readings in English (see page in Italian for Readings in Italian)

1. J. Auner, Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, Norton, New York, pp. 1-188.

3. C. Di Dino, Verga - Mascagni - Monleone. L'altra Cavalleria rusticana. Quel Mistero per eccesso di Cavalleria..., Società Editrice Dante Alighieri, 2012

4. F. Menardi Noguera, "voce" Monleone, Domenico, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, 75, 2011

Books are normally available at the University Library.

Listening experience during the preparation to the exam is strongly recommended. CDs and DVDs are also available at the same library.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DAVIDE MINGOZZI (President)

RAFFAELE MELLACE

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral Exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will consist in an oral interview on the course program and its bibliography. Students will be tested on (instrumental and vocal) genres and forms, styles and main authors of the portion of history of music considered in the course program, paying specific attention to the evolution of each style.

Students will be tested on the knoledge of the course programme (topics discussed in class, readings taken from the bibliography or uploaded in the course "aulaweb"), on their capabilities in discussing the course topics and in the accuracy in employing the specific language.

The knowledge of notes taken at class will by no means considered enough.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
08/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2024 13:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale