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

Oboe admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

I. Etudes:

Two etudes chosen by the candidate from the following editions:

  • F. Gillet: 25 Etudes for Oboe
  • A.Debondue: 32 Etudes
  • G.Prestini: 12 Etudes

II. Other pieces:

1. J.S Bach: g minor sonata BWV 1020

2. either F. Krommer: Oboe Concerto in F major, 1st and 2nd movements

or L.A.Lebrun: d minor Concerto - Nr.1, 1st and 2nd movements

3. either a romantique piece chosen by the candidate or a 20th Century piece chosen by the candidate

At least one of the above three pieces has to be played from memory.


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.