Music, society and culture (i) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S008045
Name of lecturers
Vincenzo Borghetti, Elisa Grossato
Coordinator
Vincenzo Borghetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
CuCi IIA, CuCi IIB

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with an introduction to the history of music and, more generally, to musicology, presenting some of the various aspects in which these disciplines are articulated. The course offers a historical, cultural and social analysis of musical pieces chosen among the great masterpieces of the classical music repertoire. Listening to these pieces with comments will contribute to deepen the students’ knowledge about their historical and socio-cultural meanings. At the end of the course the student will have acquired capacity of orientation both in reading texts on music historiography and in the critical listening of music.

Syllabus

This course aims to introduce students to the study of opera. The first part will focus on the theory of musical dramaturgy. The second will concentrate on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida" which will function as a case study on which we will try out recent methodological approaches and learn the most useful analytical tools.

Bibliography:
-- lecture notes
-- GLORIA STAFFIERI, "Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana", Roma, Carocci, 2012 capp. 1-2 (pp. 17-99); capp. 4-5 (pp. 123-153 untile the end of paragraph 2 of section 5.2 "Moduli poetici e forme musicali")
-- FABRIZIO DELLA SETA, " Italia e Francia nell’Ottocento", Torino, EDT, 1993, pp. 3-55; pp. 208-239; pp. 288-298
-- JULIAN BUDDEN, "Aida" in "Le opere di Verdi, III, Da Don Carlos a Falstaff", Torino, EDT, 1988, pp. 171-276 and 576-586;
-- FABRIZIO DELLA SETA, "O cieli azzurri, esotismo e discorso drammatico in “Aida”" in “Non senza pazzia”. Prospettive sul teatro musicale", Roma, Carocci, 2008, pp. 47-63

If needed, further bibliography could be added during the therm

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Julian Budden capitolo su "Aida" in "Le opere di Verdi, III, Da Don Carlos a Falstaff" 1988 pp. 171-276 e 576-586
Fabrizio Della Seta "Italia e Francia nell’Ottocento" EDT 1993 pp. 3-55; pp. 208-239; pp. 288-298
Fabrizio Della Seta "O cieli azzurri, esotismo e discorso drammatico in “Aida”" in “Non senza pazzia”. Prospettive sul teatro musicale” Carocci 2008 pp. 47-63
GLORIA STAFFIERI "Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana" Carocci 2012 9788843065769 capp. 1-2 (pp. 17-99); capp. 4-5 (pp. 123-153: fino alla fine del paragrafo 2 della sezione 5.2 "Moduli poetici e forme musicali")

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, the assessment modality may be modified as follows: online oral exam.