Lenka Hlávková
Musicology Seminar

Inga Mai Groote is Professor of Musicology at the University of Zurich. She studied musicology, history, and Italian philology. Her current research examines the history of early modern music theory and its book culture (including the reconstruction of teaching practices for music and music theory in 16th/17th century schools and universities) and the impact of confessional differentiation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century German musical culture (vocal music, institutional history, musical thought). She is currently one of Principal Investigators (leader of the Zurich team) within the European research project HERA Sound Memories: The Musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe (www.soundme.eu).

Lenka Hlávková is senior lecturer in music history before 1600 and music paleography at the Institute of Musicology at the Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on problems of the musical culture of Central Europe in the Late Middle-Ages, Bohemian sources from the 15th and the first half of the 16th Century (Strahov Codex, Speciálník Codex etc.), polyphonic mass ordinary settings, polyphonic song and cantus fractus. She is currently one of Principal Investigators (leader of the Prague team) within the European research project HERA Sound Memories: The Musical Past in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe (www.soundme.eu).

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Inga Mai Groote

Lenka Hlávková

About The Class

Problems of theory and performance practice of music in the 15th and 16th-Century Central Europe


Prof.  Dr. Inga Mai Groote (Universität Zürich)
PhDr. Lenka Hlávková, Ph.D. (Charles University, Prague)

The course is held in cooperation with Institut für Musikwissenschaft Universität Zürich, Department of Musicology Philosophical Faculty of Charles University Prague and European project HERA Sound Memories (www.soundme.eu).

Organisation of work in this course doesn’t allow inscription of the seminar as an optional class.

This course is held in English and it will start on Monday 8th July.

The musicological seminar will focus on selected questions of the musical culture of the late medieval and early modern Central Europe.


Central Europe as a concept for music historiography
Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz and specific features of the music culture of Central Europe
Johannes Tourout and the Franco-Flemish polyphony at the Imperial court
Why did young Lutherans learn music? Practices and repertories
Circulation of music between Hanseatic cities: international and local repertory

Students will be provided by texts and music editions to study individually before the start of seminar. 

Active participation for students or graduated in musicology or related subjects only.

Level Of Skills Required

students and graduates of musicology and related programmes

Maximum number of students


Active Participants – Musicology Seminar

    1. Lucie Trnková
    2. Veronika Tůmová
    3. Eliya Margarita Livas
    4. Kateryna Romanovska
    5. Naomi Nordblom
    6. Tadeáš Lorenc
    7. Mariella Meier
    8. Samuel Škoviera