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1. Course/module

History of Music of the 17th and 18th centuries

2. University department Department of Musicology 3. Course/module code


4. Course/module type – mandatory (compulsory) or elective (optional) mandatory

5. University subject (programme/major) Musicology

6. Degree: (master, bachelor) The 1st degree studies 7. Year

The 2nd year

8. Semester (autumn, spring) Autumn

9. Form of tuition and number of hours Classes, 30

10. Name, Surname, academic title Grzegorz Joachimiak, M.A.

11. Initial requirements (knowledge, skills, social competences) regarding the course/module and its completion

Principles of music and skills knowledge from the 1st year of musicology studies

12. Objectives

getting familiar with musicology problems in music of 17th and 18th centuries

analysis of musical works on the basis of musical structure with reference to epoch culture context

recognizing the style of baroque era composers on the basis of selected musical work recordings

developing of team work skills

developing of giving oral presentation skills in definite time and methods of giving information

developing of writing skills

broadening and joining together the knowledge of music history with the related domains e.g. musical paleography, counterpoint, music editing, musical esthetic, source studies, practice, musical review, information retrieval, organology etc.

13. Learning outcomes


• has detailed knowledge about music history and Polish musical tradition with a particular

emphasis on regional problems.

• knows basic terminology (terms) and possesses general knowledge in the scope of humanistic sciences.

Outcome symbols:



• has basic knowledge about connections of

disciplines appropriate for musicology with other scientific disciplines and humanistic sciences.


• manages to search, to analyze, to judge, to sort out and to use information using different

materials/sources (musical scores (manuscripts, old prints, new editions), phonographical sources, instruments, archival materials, also through the use of modern technologies (ICT).

• manages to characterize/to describe music of particular historical periods, and musical styles and genres; knows music of the most important composers.

• has skills at presenting his/her own arguments and at drawing conclusions using the views of

different authors.


• has awareness of a level of his knowledge and skills, understands the need of enlarging of knowledge, professional training and gaining skills.

• manages to determine properly priorities for realizing the specified by you or other task related to musicological researches.

• properly identifies and settles dillemas related to his/her own and someone’s work, seeks optimal solutions, works according to ethical principles.

K_W04K_U01, K_U02K_U07K_U13K_K01K_K03K_K04 14. Content

1. The Rhetoric in the Baroque period

2. The first results of Florentine Camerata esthetics principles; dramma per musica, basso continuo, basso seguente, stile recitativo. The Opera in Rome

3. The dispute between Giovanni Maria Artusi and Claudio Monteverdi. Prima and seconda pratica in the secular and church music

4. The Venetian school. The Polychoral and the concertato style 5. The improvising and variation forms in the instrumental

music in 1st half of 17th century

6. The concerto style in the 17th Italian and German music. A Lutheran chorale and contrafacta.

7. The Genesis and development of cantata forms in Italy, France and Germany

8. Oratorio and passion in works by composers from Catholics and Protestants places in: Italy, Austria, France and Germany 9. The genres of masses. Connections with other music genres 10. Dance traditions, instrumental and church music in France


18th century

12. Music in Great Britain during the Stuarts’ time and the artistic activity of Henry Purcell and Georg Friedrich Haendel

13. Music on the South: the Neapolitan school, Spanish Zarzuela and Villancico and music in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies

14. The importance and reception of the Italian violin music at the end of 17th and at the beginning of 18th centuries

15. Music at the Baroque decline

15. Recommended literature

Bohdan Pociej, Klawesyniści francuscy, Kraków 1969.

Manfred Bukofzer, Music in the Baroque Era, New York 1947, translated into Polish by Elżbieta Dziębowska [Muzyka w

epoce baroku], Warszawa 1970.

Alfred Baumgartner, Der große Musikführer. Musikgeschichte

in Werkdarstellungen, vol. 2: Barockmusik, Salzburg 1981.

Richard Hudson, The Folia, The Saraband, The Passacaglia, And The Chaconne. The Historical Evolution Of Four Forms That Originated In Music For The Five-Course Spanish Guitar

(= Musicological Studies&Documents, 35) Parts 1-4,

Neuhausen-Stuttgart 1982.

Gerald Abraham (ed.), Concert Music (1630-1750), Oxford-New York 1986.

Jack Allan Westrup, Purcell, London 1937, translated into Polish by Małgorzata Kierczyńska-Bielas, Kraków 1986.

Michael Talbot, Vivaldi, London 1978, translated into Polish by Helena Dunicz-Niwińska, Kraków 1988.

Ewa Obniska, Claudio Monteverdi. Życie i twórczość, Gdańsk 1993.

Athanasius Kircher, Z księgi VII: ‘Musurgia Universalis’, translated into Polish by Anna Szweykowska (= Practica

Musica, 3), ed. by Tim Carter and Zygmunt M. Szweykowski,

Kraków 1995.

Luigi Zenobi, List do N.N., translated into Polish by Anna Szweykowska (= Practica Musica, 3), ed. by Tim Carter and Zygmunt M. Szweykowski, Kraków 1995.

Giovanni Battista Doni, O muzyce jemu współczesnej, translated into Polish by Anna Szweykowska (= Practica

Musica, 5), ed. by Zygmunt M. Szweykowski, Kraków 2000.

Claude V. Palisca (ed.), Studies in the History of Italian Music

and Music Theory, Oxford 2001.

Tomasz Jeż, Madrygał w Europie północno-wschodniej.

Dokumentacja - recepcja - przeobrażenia gatunku, Warszawa


George J. Buelow, A History of Baroque Music, Bloomington & Indianapolis 2004.


Alfred Dürr, Die Kantaten von Johann Sebastian Bach: mit

ihren Texten, Kassel-Basel 1971, translated into Polish by

Andrzej Teske & Armina Teske [Kantaty Jana Sebastiana

Bacha], Lublin 2004.

Magdalena Walter-Mazur, Motet madrygałowy w

protestanckich Niemczech I połowy XVII wieku, Poznań


John Walter Hill, Anthology of Baroque Music, New York 2005.

Barbara Wiermann, Die Entwicklung vokal-instrumentalen Komponierens im protestantischen Deutschland bis zur Mitte

des 17. Jahrhunderts (=Abhandlungen Zur Musikgeschichte,

14), Göttingen 2005.

Piotr Wilk, Sonata na skrzypce solo w siedemnastowiecznych

Włoszech, Wrocław 2005.

Zygmunt M. Szweykowski (ed.), Historia muzyki w XVII

wieku, Parts I-V, Kraków 2000-2008.

Albert Schweitzer, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leipzig 1908 and after, translated into Polish by Maria Kurecka and Witold Wirpsza [Jan Sebastian Bach], Warszawa 2009.

Christopher Hogwood, Händel, London 2007, translated into Polish by Barbara Świderska, Kraków 2009.

Szymon Paczkowski, Styl polski w muzyce Johanna

Sebastiana Bacha, Lublin 2011.

Christoph Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned

Musician, New York 2001, translated into Polish by Barbara

Świderska [Johann Sebastian Bach: Muzyk i uczony], Warszawa 2011.

and selected articles given in progress and entries in the music lexicons: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (second edition)

16. Ways of earning credits for the completion of a course /particular component, methods of assessing academic progress:

1. Attendance (allowed 2 unjustified absences, the rest of absences must be passed during the tutorial or by writing an essay on a subject given by the lecturer). If the student has over 50% of absences, classes cannot be passed;

2. Activeness during the classes;

3. Preparing and presenting a paper (20 min); 4. Written work (on subject given by lecturer);

5. Semester summary: end-term test (fill and choice) with a short analysis of a music piece and listening test on the basis


of the given list of works (if a student passes the partial tests, there is a possibility that he/she will not be obligated to take the listening test).

17. Language of instruction Polish

18. Student’s workload

Activity Average number of hours

for the activity Hours of instruction (as stipulated in study

programme) : - lecture: - classes: - laboratory: - other: – 30 – – student’s own work, e.g.:

- preparation before class (lecture, etc.) - research outcomes:

- reading set literature: - writing course report: - preparing for exam:

30 30 10 Hours 100 Number of ECTS – * Key to symbols:

K (before underscore) - learning outcomes for the programme W - knowledge

U - skills

K (after underscore) - social competences





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