Special questions on music history A

lmusi2881  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Special questions on music history A
5 credits
15.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Maeder Costantino; Thoraval Fanch (compensates Maeder Costantino);
None. This course is obligatory for students in musicology.
Main themes
The theme can relate to a period from the dark ages up to contemporary times. It can also look into places (a city, a region, a nation), authors (compositors, librettists) or forms (fugue, sonate, blues). In every case, music texts are the starting point of the course, but they are put into their cultural, social, religious,' context.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


To acquire an in-depth knowledge of a relevant subject in the matter of music history.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Taking the perspective of a "connected history", the course deals with the circulation of musical knowledges and practices during the modern and early-modern period. Specific attention is given to the questions raised by missionary and diplomatic activities.
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures by the professor and of training sessions for the working groups. In order to prepare each session, the students read and analyze various documents dealing with issues related to the course.
Evaluation methods
Oral presentation (in public) of a collective work carried out during the semester.
Online resources
The slideshows, the bibliography and the teaching materials are available on Moodle.
Les ouvrages de référence seront mentionnés au cours des séances.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology