Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music History 2359/3029/2324/1/82
Study guide

Music History 2

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    • Compostion
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Van Kerkhoven Joost
Other teaching staff: Senden Yves, Weytjens Stephan
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Music History 1.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
Using the score, the student can situate a piece of music written between 1800 and today.
4.1 The student has knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context.
The student can place a work written between 1800 and the present day within a style period and genre by listening to it.
The student has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of stylistic evolutions within music history from 1800 to the present day.
The student can situate the stylistic evolutions of music history from 1800 to today within a broad historic context.
The student can give an in-depth explanation of the oeuvre and the historical importance of the important representative figures from music history from 1800 to today.

Course content

Western classical music history from 1800 to the present.

See also the Vademecum on General Cultural Education.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Weytjens, S., Introduction to the music of the Romantic period.
Buckinx, B. and Y. Senden, The History of Music of the 20th Century.

Students may be required to attend performances as part of the Music History course.
Because of the uncertainty of whether or not certain performances will take place, these additional costs will be billed separately in May 2022 based on actual expenses.

Music students enrolled in the Music History 2 course unit will pay a maximum of an additional 40.00 euros for tickets to concerts or performances.

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Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours45,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series80,00
Eerste examenperiodePortfolio20,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series80,00
2nd examination periodPortfolio20,00

Evaluation (text)

- Knowledge test: written and/or oral examination at the end of the semester, or based on a paper. Semi-annual (40%) and annual exam (40%).
- Portfolio: the student writes a report of 5 of the concerts attended. Assessment of the concert reports is based on a portfolio, possibly with oral explanation (20%).