Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

Viola Bachelor Training - Course Description

14 March 2019

Exam Material

BA 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)

 

BA II

1st semester: 2 etudes, a 3-octave scale, three-note chord (triad; arpeggio), third, sixth, octave, with double-stoppings, 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)

 

BA III.

1st semester: 1 concerto's outer movement, 2 movements by Bach, 1 etude

Preparation for the BA diploma concert

 

BA DIPLOMA CONCERT

1 concerto's outer movement

2 movements by Bach (cello suite, or violin solo sonata/partita)

1 chamber music movement or piece, where the viola plays a significant part (duo, sonata, trio, etc)

 

Repertoire Covered During Studies

BA I

Etude material: Hoffmeister, Gavinies, Rode, Vieux

Bach: 2 cello suites, or 2 solo sonatas, or 2 partitas

2 concertos, or a piece with the same value (e.g..: Enescu: Konzertstück)

 

BA II

Etude matieral: Lukács position-shifting exercises, Gavinies, Vieux

Bach: 2 cello suites, or 2 solo sonatas, or 2 partitas

2 concertos, or a piece with the same value

 

BA III

Etude material: Vieux, Hermann (6 concert etudes), Paganini

Bach: same as the above

Concerto: same as the above