For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

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.