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Viola Master Training - Course Description

EXAM MATERIAL

 

MA I

1st semester: 1 concerto's outer movement, 2 movements by Bach, 1 etude, performance of a contemporary piece (played from sheet music) written for the sub-department by a student of composition

2nd semester: 1 concerto's outer movement, 2 movements by Bach, 1 etude, orchestral parts (2-3 excerpts randomly selected from 10 orchestral parts announced in advance + sight-reading)

 

MA II

Preparation for the MA diploma concert

During BA 3rd year and the MA study program's 1,5 years the concerto may once be substituted by another difficult sonata (e.g. Schubert: Arpeggione 1st or 3rd movement, Shostakovich: Sonata 1st or 2nd movement, Hindemith, Enescu, etc. Pieces that cannot replace the concerto: Brahms sonatas, Schumann: Märchenbilder. Instead of Bach solo movements other solo sonatas of the same difficulty (Hindemith, Reger, Ligeti, etc.) may also be performed.

 

MA DIPLOMA CONCERT

  • 1 concerto (if students perform a Stamitz, Hoffmeister, Telemann, etc. piece with an orchestra, an additional virtuoso piece has to be performed as well)
  • an introductory slow movement and fugue from Bach's violin solo sonatas, or Chaccone or Chomatic Fantasia in D-minor
  • 1 complete chamber work with a significant viola part

 

REPERTOIRE COVERED DURING STUDIES

MA I

Etude material: Hermann, Vieux, Paganini

Bach: as seen above

Concerto: as seen above

Instead of Bach solo pieces solo sonatas (Hindemith, Reger, Ligeti, etc.) of the same difficulty may also be performed.