• Guitarra
17.01-16.02.2022 | Mondays and Wednesdays | 15:00-17:30 | online
The Musical Culture Course is an introduction to the world of so-called "classical" music, that is, the music of European cultured tradition, from the end of the 17th century to the middle of the 20th century. Covering nearly three hundred years of musical tradition, this course is primarily aimed at non-specialized audiences in Music History, but also at students who, having already had a first contact with the history of the main European musical trends, want to complement this theme by joining. an interdisciplinary and transversal approach to other areas of knowledge. In each class, a theme, concept and/or historical period related to a musical content will be addressed, linking to other fields of knowledge such as literature, history, arts and sciences, among others. It is an approach to this universe, in a comprehensive and generic way, but no less ambitious for that, dealing with both the general (style, currents, context, influence) and the particular (petites histoires, singularities, specific characteristics of a piece chosen). Participants will be sensitized to the importance of the historical context, to the periodizations commonly used in the history of music, to the different musical styles and to the dynamics of continuity and rupture, emphasizing the look of long time without neglecting, whenever justified, the minutiae of detail. The choice of themes is by no means intended to cover the entirety of currents and musical styles in the period in question; on the contrary, it presents guidelines to better understand the usual repertoire in concert halls and suggest, for each of the themes, perhaps lesser-known counterpoints.
Course Program
  • Baroque gardens and enchanted forests: the idea of nature and the artifice of ingenuity.
  • Prodigy Boys and Choir Boys, from Bach to Mozart and the Patriarchal Seminary.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: Mendelssohn and Bach.
  • Programmatic music and absolute music.
  • Fumes and elixirs: Liszt, Wagner and the total artwork.
  • Return to lost time with Proust, Paris and the Belle Époque.
  • Freud, Vienna and the consciousness of the end.Je ne veux travailler, je veux fumer: the dawn of the 20th century and the importance of context.
  • Brave new world, or a dictator and a pianist enter a bar: from Hindemith to Shostakovich.
  • Revolutionizing tradition: Schoenberg, Webern and Berg.
  • To make known the universe of classical European music to people without specific training in the area;
  • Obtain an overview of the universe of so-called "classical" music, approaching, in an accessible way, pieces, composers, performers, forms, styles and their contexts, linking to various areas of knowledge such as the visual arts, literature, history and science, among others;
  • Familiarize participants with terms such as baroque opera, sonata form, overture, symphony or concert, as well as with some of the great issues of music production over time;
  • Provide a solid base and an overview of European music of cultured tradition, framed in the great currents and transformations of History.
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