Arts and civilisations: music history

lmusi1511  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Arts and civilisations: music history
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
37.5 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Van Wymeersch Brigitte;
Main themes
This course examines the main stages in the history of Music and illustrates them through the study of key works from each period, highlighting how the stylistic and aesthetic content of these works has transformed and developed over time.
Particular attention will be paid to the contextualisation of the works studied.

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

1 This course introduces students to the history of Music from Antiquity to the present day.
By the end of the course, students should be able to situate and recognize the principal musical forms and the major styles.
They should also be familiar with the key works in the history of Music and be able to establish links between the development of Music, the Plastic Arts, Literature and the main currents of thought.

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”.
Musical history is divided up along traditional lines:
Music from Antiquity (particularly Greek antiquity);
the medieval period; the transmission of ancient musical knowledge; the formation of the Gregorian repertoire; courtly lyricism; polyphony (ars antiqua, ars nova, ars subtilior);
the Renaissance and the Franco-Flemish school;
the Golden Age of Polyphony;
basso continuo and the beginnings of the Baroque Age;
the national schools;
the key musical movements of the 20th century;
modern music (evaluation and prospects).
  • Il n'y a aucun support de cours obligatoire.
Les informations bibliographiques sont données en début de cours et les références sont déposées sur le site Moodle
Teaching materials
  • Il n'y a aucun support de cours obligatoire.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Minor in History of Art and Archeology

Minor in Musicology

Approfondissement en communication

Minor in Culture and Creation

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (fondements)

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology