The Department of Musicology primarily deals with European music history from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, courses are offered in the areas of European folk music, non-European music and church music, as well as cultural studies issues related to music.
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The research fields of the department lie predominantly in the history of music from the 18th to the 20th century: Reception-historical and analytical-hermeneutical aspects are examined as well as cultural-sociological and aesthetic questions, philology, popular music, baroque music, Viennese classical music and new music of the 20th century.
Other focal points of research are folk music of the alpine region and questions about music as a cultural phenomenon. In numerous interdepartmental projects as well as with national and international cooperation partners, a wide range of topics are touched upon: Questions of reception, treatises on composers, forms of cultural perception (European and American music in comparison) and much more.
16.6.03:00 pmFocus of work Salzburg music history
Guided tour of the "Alpinia" mountain costume associationFor the working focus on Salzburg's musical history, Johannes Niedermayer (Lainerhof administrator) and Erwin Laubichler (1st board member of the "Alpinia") will guide you through the Lainerhof customs centre and provide an insight into the history and activities of the 1st Salzburg Mountain CostumeGuided Tour· Free entry (Opens in new tab)
26.6.06:00 pmPresentation of the research initiative "Music & Migration"(Venue: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik, Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Vienna) Two new publications created between 2018 and 2023 will be presented. An international collective of 24 authors has produced two basic works in German and English.Presentation· Free