ELEMENTS OF MUSICAL ANALYSIS
There is no need for specialist music skills while students who have such a musical expertise
can agree with the teacher on a different program (with insights on one or more Tovey's writings) and the agree on any alternative moduls in the first half of the year.
Course contents summary
"The Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th Birth Anniversary: poetics and musical form"
The course will examine the poetics and musical form, both in its structure and perceptions. Double reading: narrative, through the text of Giorgio Pestelli, and technique, thanks to the study of one of the most significant musical analist of the twentieth century, Sir Donald Tovey. He dedicated much of his work to a didactic analysis and he was the pioneer of an analysis dedicated to students with non-specific
musical knowledge. He devoted a lot of time to the study of the most important classics, in particular to the works of Beethoven.
Giorgio Pestelli, Beethoven's genius: journey through the nine symphonies, in Saggine, Donzelli
Giuseppe Sellari, Donald Francis Tovey: an introduction to analytical thinking and educational activity,
Rome, Universitalia , 2013
Charles Rosen, The Classical Style, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Milan, Adelphi, 2013.
Ulrich Michels, Atlas of Music, Milan, Sperling & Kupfer Publishers, 1994.
Giorgio Pestelli, The Age of Mozart and Beethoven, in The History of Music, edited by SIdM, 12 voll., Torino, EDT, 1984
Donald Francis Tovey, A companion to Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: a bar to bar analysis, London, ABRSM, 2004
Ian BENT (W. Drabkin), MUSICAL ANALYSIS,Torino, EDT, 1990
Loris Azzaroni, Infinite Canon: Guidelines of Music Theory, Clueb Editions, 2015.
Frontal lessons, laboratory activities and seminary tests in the classroom aimed to a research of perception
shape. Guided listening activity.
Assessment methods and criteria
The oral exam consists of an interview on the music and topics discussed during the lessons, aimed at verifying the knowledge, the comprehension and skills acquired by each student.