22902570 - Musicology, history and sociology of music

The objective of the course is to provide knowledge and skills that enable the student to know how to orientate himself in the field of Musicology, History and Sociology of Music by providing methodologies and basic knowledge.

At the end of the course the student:
- has become familiar with the basic concepts of Musicology, History and Sociology of Music
- is able to orient critically between the different models and scientific approaches to music
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Mutuazione: 22902570 MUSICOLOGIA, STORIA E SOCIOLOGIA DELLA MUSICA ( L39/40) in Servizio sociale e Sociologia L-40 N0 POZZI RAFFAELE


The aim of the course is to provide the students with basic methodologies and knowledge in the fields of Musicology, History and Sociology of Music. The course programme is divided in two parts: the first is devoted to the fundamentals of music theory (acoustics, notation, musical forms etc.) and to a survey of musical history connected with listening and analysis of exemplary works of both written art music and non-written traditions; the second one, monographic, is focused on the following subject: "Postmodern spirituality in contemporary music: Arvo Pärt".

Core Documentation

The examination textbooks are the following: O KAROLYI, Grammatica della musica, Torino, Einaudi, 1967 and reprinted versions; A Survey of history of Western music, in Musica, Le Garzantine, Milano, Garzanti 1996 and updated editions, pp. 1009-1042; AA.VV, Arvo Pärt allo specchio. Conversazioni, saggi e testimonianze, a cura di E. Restagno, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2004.

Type of delivery of the course

The course is based on presence learning. The presentation of the contents is offered through listening, videos and written practical exercises.

Type of evaluation

Assessment is through a final examination based on a test consisting of four open-ended questions on the course program to be performed in 30 minutes.