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Curricular Unit: Musical Analysis V
Code: LCM011
Cientific Area: Musical Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to establish continuity between the Romantic style and the principal existing musical languages of the first half of the 20th century, namely the Second Viennese School and the music of Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok. The main musical languages and techniques in use at that time are studied.


> The transition from Romanticism to the 20th century, starting from Beethoven’s legacy, the latest works by Liszt and the music of Wagner and Mahler.

> The Impressionism and the Second Viennese School; Stravinsky and Bartok;

> Other perspectives on rhythm, harmony and musical form, including techniques that use the Golden Rule or the Fibonacci Series;

Teaching Methodologies

The course consists of fourteen one and a half hour-long sessions. A list of repertory will be previously sent to students. Students, in each session, analyze one work (or a segment of a work). Whenever necessary, technical aspects related to the given subject are addressed separately.


Adler, S. (2002). The Study of Orchestration. Nova Iorque: W. W. Norton & Company

Bartoli, Jean – Pierre (2001). L`harmonie classique et romantique- élements et évolution. Paris: Minerve

Cook, N. (1994). A Guide to Musical Analysis, 2ª ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Deliège, C. (2005). Sources et Ressources D‘analyses musicales. Bruxelles: Mardaga

Dunsby, J. and Whittall, A. (1988). Music Analysis in Theory and Practice. Londres: Faber Music Ltd

Howat, R. (1983), Debussy in proportion, a musical analysis. Londres: Cambridge University Press

Morgan, R. P. (1991). Twentieth-Century Music – a history of musical style in modern Europe and America. Nova Iorque: W. W. Norton & Company

Lester, J. (1989). Analytic approaches to Twentieth-century Music. Nova Iorque: W. W. Norton & Company

Lockspeiser, E. (1980). Claude Debussy. Paris: Fayard

Palisca, C. V., Ed. (1988). Norton Anthology of Western Music, 2nd Ed. Londres: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.

Teaching Staff

Emanuel Frazão