National University of Arts George Enescu IASI
The course covers musical forms from simple to complex, from strophic forms to sonata and fugue. Each chapter includes detailed analyzes of the theoretically presented structures. The course is aimed at students studying singing, so both the theoretical presentation and the examples are taken exclusively from the classical and romantic vocal repertoire. The theoretical notions are presented from simple to complex, graded, from morphological structures - cell, figure, motif - to strophic forms, those based on the principle of alternation, variation and thematic ones (sonata, fugue).
The discipline is one of synthesis, so it requires knowledge of: music history, harmony, counterpoint, music theory.
Knowledge of the terminology used in musical analysis The ability to adequately use the notions of Musical Analysis The ability to construct the types of arguments regarding the interpretation of a musical form Ability to correctly use analysis methods and models Identifying at first reading the structure of a work

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  • assessment
    Exam with grade E , Semester grade S
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    1 hour the course, 1 hour the seminar
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, advanced
  • credits
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Seminar
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    Bent, Ian; Drabkin, William, L'Analyse Musicale / Traduit de l'anglais par Annie Coeurdevey et Jean Tabouret; Collection dirigee par Jean-Michel Bardez et Andree Riotte, Éd. Main d'oeuvre, Nice, 1998 Caplin, William E., Classical Form, A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music, of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Oxford University Press, New York - Oxford, 1998 Cook, Nicholas, A Guide to Musical Analysis, George Braziller, New York, 1987 Comes, Liviu, Lumea polifoniei, Editura Muzicală, București, 1984 Comes, Liviu, Tratat de Contrapunct vocal și instrumental, Editura Muzicală, București, 1986 Duțică Gheorghe; Duțică, Luminița, Conceptul ritmic și tehnica variațională, Editura Artes, Iași, 2004 Timaru, Valentin, Analiza muzicală între conștiința de Gen și conștiința de Formă, Editura Universității Oradea, 2003 Toduță, Sigismund, Formele muzicale ale Barocului în operele lui J. S. Bach, vol. I (1969), vol. II (1973), vol. III (1978), Editura Muzicală, București Vasiliu, Laura, Articularea și dramaturgia formei muzicale în epoca modernă (1900-1920), Editura Artes, Iași, 2002 Vasiliu, Laura, Formă, stil, personalitate. Studii de muzicologie, Editura Artes, Iași 2007 Vasiliu, Laura, Întrepătrunderea principiilor de formă. Curs de analiză muzicală, Editura Artes, Iași, 2007 Voiculescu, Dan, Fuga în creația lui J. S. Bach, Editura Muzicală, București, 2000
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Gabriela Vlahopol

current position

Assistent professor, Head of Theoretical Music Studie Department


National University of Arts George Enescu IASI


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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

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