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MUSV3112 - Impressionism - Music and Aesthetics

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course takes a selection of works by Debussy and Ravel as its point of departure. These works will be analysed from a purely musical analytical perspective, as well as from an aesthetical perspective. The aesthetical perspectives are to a large extent based upon thoughts on creativity and the arts, from Debussy and Ravel's own time.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV3112

  • has in-depth knowledge of the music of Debussy and Ravel
  • has in-depth knowledge of style and structural traits in impressionistic music
  • has in-depth knowledge of the concepts of impressionism and symbolism in general
  • has in-depth insight in the concepts of impressionism and symbolism as applied to music in particular
  • has in-depth insight in the poetics of Stephane Mallarmé
  • has general knowledge of the philosophy of Henri Bergson

Skills:

An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV3112

  • can express his/her deepened knowledge in a convincing way, both in writing and speech
  • can individually find and musically analyse the style and structural characteristics of impressionistic music, and give an aesthetical interpretation of the same characteristics
  • can individually find and assess relevant research based knowledge to illuminate a problem within the subject
  • can, based on his/her deepened knowledge, discuss academic texts in a diversified way, enter a dialogue with the texts of others and carry out his/her own reasoning, both in writing and speech.

Learning methods and activities

A course-reading syllabus and a syllabus of musical texts will be distributed within lectures and seminars, and studied individually.

The text for the home examination should have a length of about 10 pages.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to one of the Bachelor's programmes or Master's programmes in Musicology, Music Technology or Music Performance Studies.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Aesthetic Studies
  • Musicology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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