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GEAR 206 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Eras and Composers in Music
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 206
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to research the examples of composers’ works and eras. The course will provide general information about instruments and composition styles of the classical music.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe general history of classical music.
  • compare the differences between eras of the classical music.
  • describe the development of the instruments and orchestras.
  • discuss the classical music composers’ lives’ reflections on their works.
  • classify eras of the classical music and composition styles.
Course Description In this course, basic information about the history of classical music will be given with examples of periods, composers and works. Students will learn the differences between periods in music through composers, their works and historical events, and will have information about the historical development of the orchestra. They will be encouraged to attend classical music concerts and have information about the contemporary classical music world, while learning about the stories of the composition of major works and the importance of composers in the period.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Orientation and introduction to the course Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”
2 General information about Eras in Music, The Most Well-Known Compositions and Composers Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra “Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, “Schubert: The Music and The Man”
3 Baroque Era: The Most Well-Known Composers and Compositions - - - Life Stories of A. Vivaldi, G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, personel archive and recordings,”Film: Mein name ist Bach”, “Vivaldi Four Seasons Concerto recordings”
4 Classical Era: J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra “Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, Schubert: “The Music and The Man”
5 Romantic Era: F. Schubert, F. Mendelssohn, H. Berlioz Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Rosenblum, Sandra” Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music” Todd. L. “Mendelssohn”, Brian Newbould, “Schubert: The Music and The Man”
6 Romantic Era: N. Paganini, F. Liszt, F. Chopin, R. Wagner Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, E.L. Voynich,” Chopin’s Letters”, Samson J.,” Music of Chopin”
7 Romantic Era: R. Schumann, C. Schumann, J. Brahms Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski “The Life of Schumann”
8 Midterm
9 Romantic Era: Russian Five, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schostakovitch Recordings
10 Romantic Era- Nationalist Composers: B. Smetana, A. Dvorak, E. Grieg Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Smetana, Dvorak, Grieg Recordings
11 Romantic Era Opera Composers and The Most-Well-Known Operas Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Madame Butterfly, Il Pagliacci, Turandot recordings
12 Post-Romantic Era: G. Mahler, R. Strauss Impressionism: C. Debussy, E. Satie Neoclassicism: I.Stravinsky Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Debussy, Ravel recordings, Mahler Symphony recordings, Debussy recordings, Stravinsky ballets, Film: ‘Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky’
13 Modern Era: A. Schönberg,M. Ravel, B. Bartok, J. Cage, Sadie, S.,”Grove Music Dictionary”, Apel W.,”Harvard Dictionary of Music”, Bela Bartok documentaries, J. Cage recordings
14 Contemporary Turkish Music Composers İLYASOĞLU Evin; “71 Turkish Composers”
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Dorling KINDERSLEY, The Complete Classical Music Guide. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), 2012. - ISBN: 9781409383161

Suggested Readings/Materials

Stanley SADIE, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford University Press, 2001. - ISBN: 9780195170672

Willi APEL, Harvard Music Dictionary. Harvard University Press, 1969. - ISBN: 9780674375017

Ed. W. FRISCH, Brahms and His World Princeton University Press. 1990. - ISBN: 9781400833627

Jan SWAFFORD, Johannes Brahms: A Biography. Random House USA Inc., 2003. - ISBN: 9780679422617

E.L. VOYNICH, Chopin’s Letters. Dover Publications, 1988. - ISBN: 9780486255644

Jim SAMSON, Music of Chopin. Clarendon Press, 1994. - ISBN: 9780198164029

Brian NEWBOULD, Schubert: The Music and The Man. University of California Press, 1999. - ISBN: 9780520219571

Wilhelm Joseph von WASIELEWSKI, The Life of Schumann. Blumenfeld Press,2011. - ISBN: 9781446057056

Evin İLYASOGLU, 71 Turkish Composers. Pan, 2007. - ISBN: 9789944396257

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
10
10
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

2

To be able to have the basic knowledge of, and make use of other disciplines which contribute to the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

3

To be able to distinguish the differences between classical and contemporary theories and to assess their relationship.

4

To be able to recognize regional and global issues, and develop solutions based on research.

5

To be able to assess the acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of Political Science and International Relations critically.

6

To be able to transfer ideas and proposals on issues in the areas of Political Science and International Relations to other people and institutions verbally and in writing.

7

To be able to identify the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

8

To be able to examine concepts, theories, and developments with scientific methods in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

9

To be able to take responsibility as an individual and as a team member.

10

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to Political Science and International Relations.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Political Science and International Relations and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout human history to their field of experience.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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