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HARMONY & COUNTERPOINT, FROM BACH TO SCHOENBERG

On the way of musical deconstruction


In search of the essence of vocal music II -Western Music IV

Prof. Santiago Lusardi Girelli


Anthony Gonsalves Chair.
Visiting Research Professor Program
Goa University.

Calendar:
Class I - January, Saturday 17th
Class II - January, Saturday 24th
Class III - January, Saturday 31st
Class IV - February, Saturday 07th
Class V - February, Saturday 14th

Syllabus: Harmony & counterpoint, from Bach to Schoenberg. Western Music IV.

Class I - ON THE WAY OF MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION


INTRODUCTION

Introduction to the course: Basic ideas. Harmony and Counterpoint, from Bach to
Schoenberg, On the way of musical deconstruction. Theory or exhibition system?

Conference I: Deconstruction I: etymological analysis of the history of harmony; from


Nietzsche and Heidegger, from Bach to Schoenberg.

Introduction to History Harmony. Ancient period.

Introduction to the concepts of dissonance and consonance. The theory of affects or


Affektenlehre

Introduction: the theory of Music Intervals and Scales. The inner world; concept of
dissonance and dissonance.

Conference: Introduction to Schoenbergs Harmony; evolution of the idea of


tonal universe.

Activity 2 Music Reading I Repertories I. Genres of vocal sacred music: Bach Chorales,
Chorus, Cantata BWV Cantata 131

Activity 3 - Writing Music I. Harmony exercise I.


Activity for the week On the way of musical deconstruction Arnold Schoenbergs Harmony.
Prof. Santiago Lusardi Girelli
Anthony Gonsalves
Chair -- Goa
Goa University.
University.
Anthony
Gonsalves Chair

Class II - ON THE WAY OF MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION


THE ART OF HARMONY.

Review - Activity WMIV Class 1.


Introduction: Tonality I. Deconstruction II.
M. Heidegger and his work Sein und Zeit: Being and Time.

The art of Harmony: Chords and Scales.

History of Harmony: Activity 3: Felix Mendelsohn: Verleih uns Frieden / Singet demm
Hern Psalm 98 op. 91.

Theory of Music II; Intervals. Qualification and classification.

Activity 4 Music Reading II. Verleih uns Frieden / Singet demm Hern Psalm 98 op. 91.

Conference: Schoenbergs Harmony: On the way of musical deconstruction.

Activity 5 Introduction to Music Reading III - Repertory III. The counterpoint on


Claudio Monteverdi and the Serenissima Republic of Venice. (Music appreciation).

Activity 6 - Writing Music I. Harmony exercise II.


Activity for the week On the way of musical deconstruction Arnold Schoenbergs Harmony.

Class 3 - ON THE WAY OF MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION


THE ART OF COUNTERPOINT.

Review - Activity WMIII Class 2.

Deconstruction III - Ein Deustches Requiem by J. Brahms and Frederik Nietzche.

Theory of Music; Counterpoint: Concept of time and space. Species counterpoint: 1st. & 2nd.

Activity 7 Music Reading III. Ein Deustches Requiem by J. Brahms.

Conference: Schoenbergs Harmony: The frontiers of tonality

Activity 8 Music writing: Harmony exercise III.

Activity 9 - Writing music III. Voices conducting and cadenzas.


Activity for the week On the way of musical deconstruction Arnold Schoenbergs Harmony.
Prof. Santiago Lusardi Girelli
Anthony Gonsalves
Chair -- Goa
Goa University.
University.
Anthony
Gonsalves Chair

Class 4 - ON THE WAY OF MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION


TONALITY AND MUSIC GRAVITY.

Review - Activity WMIII Class 3.

Deconstruction IV: From the Romanticism to the upcoming musical currents.

The theory of affects or Affektenlehre part II: Arvo Prt and the Minimalism.

Activity 10 Music Reading: Kindertotenlieder - Songs on the Death of Children.


The harmonious world of Gustav Mahler: Harmony as a vehicle for musical rhetoric.

Activity 11 Introduction to Music Reading III

Conference: Schoenbergs Harmony: Aesthetic appreciation of the harmony of the


different periods of music history.

Activity 12 - Writing Music IV.


Activity for the week On the way of musical deconstruction Arnold Schoenbergs Harmony.

Class 5 - ON THE WAY OF MUSICAL DECONSTRUCTION


ARNOLD SCHONBERG AND THE SEARCH OF INGRAVITY.

Review - Activity WMIV Class 4.

The musical zero gravity concept. The atonalism: The Disharmony

Contemporary harmony: the concept of harmonic spectrum: Black holes and wormholes of
music.

Review of the conference: Aesthetic appreciation of the harmony of the different periods of
music history.

Other elements that govern other harmony of intonation (pitch).: Stimmu Karl
Stockhausen / Schoenberg serialism & dodecaphonist.

----------------------------- Final examination.

Prof. Santiago Lusardi Girelli


Anthony Gonsalves
Chair -- Goa
Goa University.
University.
Anthony
Gonsalves Chair