MAN AND MUSIC.
HISTORY OF RELATIONSHIPS.
The course is dedicated to the development of music throughout history and its role in our lives.
The evolution of the musical language is, first of all, the evolution of ideas and people’s perceptions of the world’s structure. Having analyzed the development of musical art, we will not only be able to learn to recognize the codes embedded in music and see the patterns by which it develops, but also look at ourselves and today's reality from a new perspective.
Format: Lecture part. Listening to recorded and live music.
Discussion. After each meeting, participants will be provided with materials and a list of musical works on the topic, for independent listening.
History of dissonance from Pythagoras to Cage.
How does today's unpredictable world manifest itself in music? Why is that the closer the music is to our time, the more dissonances in it?
Can music help us find a foothold in today's turbulent world?
Rameau, Beethoven, Wagner, Schoenberg, Cage.
Music and nature. Where does noise end and music begin?
From singing Neanderthals to Impressionists.
The birth of music from the sounds of the world around us. Sound and rhythm as the embodiment of matter and time of the musical universe. Music as a proto-language. Music as a universal language of emotions.
Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Reich, Prodigy.
Music and society.
From church to secular music.
How were the ideas of humanism embodied in new musical forms?
How did the changes in socio-political life and the economy affect music?
The emergence of new genres: opera, symphony, ballet. The emergence of public concert life.
Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn.
Music and the inner world of man. The era of romanticism. "Longing for Paradise".
The conflict between the inner and outer world, between the ideal and reality. Appeal to the sensual nature of man.
How are the ideas of Romanticism and the emergence of psychology related to music?
The myth of Harmony.
What is the “Mozart Effect” and why is it Mozart that we associate with world harmony and health?
How is the ancient Greek myth of the Goddess of Concord related to Mozart's music?
Can Music help us find Harmony?