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
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is, researching the examples of composers’ works and eras, general information will be given about instruments and composition styles.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe general history of music.
  • compare the differences between eras of the music.
  • describe the development of the instruments and orchestras.
  • discuss the composers’ lives’ reflections on their works.
  • classify eras of the music and composition styles.
Course Content This course is interested in eras, composers, composition techniques and examples of works in music history.

 



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 / Baroque Era Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, E.L. Voynich, Chopin’s Letters, Samson J., Music of Chopin
2 L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert - F. Mendelssohn Sadie, Stanley 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 Romantic Period F. Chopin Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, E.L. Voynich, Chopin’s Letters, Samson J., Music of Chopin
4 Romantic Period F. Chopin Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, E.L. Voynich, Chopin’s Letters, Samson J., Music of Chopin
5 Romantic Period R. Schumann Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski The Life of Schumann
6 Romantic Period J. Brahms Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary,Kalbeck Max Johannes Brahms; Frisch W., Brahms and His World Ed., Bottstein L, The Compleat Brahms
7 Nationalist Composers M. Glinka, B. Smetana, A. Dvorak, E. Grieg Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, Smetana, Dvorak, Grieg works recordings
8 Russian Romantic Composers Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov,Schostakovitch
9 Russian Romantic Composers Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Apel W.,Harvard Dictionary of Music, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schostakovitch
10 Midterm Review Review of the previous classes
11 Midterm Review of the previous classes
12 Impressionism Sadie, Stanley Grove Music Dictionary, Debussy, Ravel Recordings
13 Turkish Composers İLYASOĞLU Evin;71 Türk Bestecisi / 71 Turkish Composers
14 Humour and Music Personal Archive&Records
15 Final Review
16 Review of the Semester  

 

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
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
Study Hours Out of Class
12
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
16
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
3
Final Exam
1
4
    Total
119

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

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

12

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

13

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

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