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MU30M4: ART MUSIC IN THE WESTERN TRADITION SINCE 1945 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course introduces many of the key developments in European art music since 1945. Beginning from the challenging situation facing composers immediately after the war, we study the emergence of the serial generation of composers in the 1940s and 50s, the importance of the annual summer festival at Darmstadt, the work of Xenakis, Ligeti, Penderecki and Berio which offered alternatives to serialism; the spectral composition which developed in France in the 1970s and 80s, the new German music of Lachenmann and Rihm, the work of independent composers, and key compositional developments in the United Kingdom.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Edward Campbell

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Music (MU)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

European music 1945-2000 presents a complex and confused picture with radical, conventional and traditional composers working simultaneously. This course will identify 'seminal' composers, compositions and theories to bring focus to the many different musics of the period.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 9 - 13, 15 - 19
  • 1 Seminar during University week s 9 - 13, 15 - 19

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Word Count 3000
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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