L-ART/07 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course provides an overview of the most important musical genres, from the late sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, with reference to the historical context of their production and use.

a number of paradigmatic musical works are reviewed and their formal and stylistic aspects are highlighted through a critical listening. Musical genres, styles and techniques are considered along with the relationship between musical knowledge and philosophical or literary culture, in a socio-historical context.

Detailed Course Content

A Methodological assumptions of historical-musicological research (1 CFU).

B A preliminary survey on the music from 16th Century to the beginning of 20th Century (5 CFU).

Textbook Information

A Methodological assumptions of historical-musicological research

(1 CFU)


- C. Dahlhaus - H.H. Eggebrecht, Che cos’è la musica?, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1998, pp. 100.

B A preliminary survey on the music from 16th Century to the beginning of 20th Century (5 CFU)


- E. Surian, Manuale di Storia della musica, Milano, Rugginenti, 1995 (o edizioni successive):

- vol. I: capitoli 13, 14, pp. 41.

- vol. II: capitoli 19, 22, pp. 183.

- vol. III: capitoli 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, pp. 260.

- vol IV: capitolo 28, pp. 16.

- L. Bianconi, Il Seicento, Torino, EdT, 1991, pp. 47-65.

- G. Pestelli, L’età di Mozart e Beethoven, Torino, EdT, 1991, pp. 146-177; 255-269.

- R. Di Benedetto, L’Ottocento e le scuole nazionali, Torino, Edt, 1991, pp. 3-44; 108-180.

- F. Della Seta, Italia e Francia nell’Ottocento, Torino, Edt, 1991, pp. 75-88.

- G. Salvetti, La nascita del Novecento, Torino, Edt, 1991, pp. 205-229.

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano