The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Harpsichord admission requirements for MA studies

Main Subject:

- Early baroque piece(s) (in cc. 5-7 minutes)

- J. S. Bach:

a) one Prelude and Fugue from Wohltemperiertes Klavier vol. I + one Prelude and Fugue from Wohltemperiertes Klavier vol. II or
c) an English Suite or
d) a Partita

- A preclassical or classical Sonata

- One piece at the choice of the candidate


General Admission Requirements:

Written examination:

  • Bass harmonisation: harmonisation of a bass line of cca. 10 notes, indication of the accords with figures.
  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas.

Exam in general music studies:

  • Identification of 10 music pieces - possibly composer and title, but at least the epoch or style and identification or the genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc.