The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Baroque Flute admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject

1.) At least one fast and one slow movement of a piece in Gallant style from the Berlin School (e.g. C. Ph. E. Bach).

2.) At least one fast and one slow movement of a French style composition (e.g. Hotteterre, F. Couperin, Boismortier or Leclair)

OR

at least one fast and one slow movement of a German or Italian Baroque composition originally composed for a flute (not a recorder), with suitable ornamentation (e.g. J. S. Bach, Telemann, Locatelli or Händel). This composition might as well be for a solo instrument.

 

Requirements regarding the flute you use at the entrance examination:

1.) Baroque instrument

2.) Tuning: 415'.

Playing from scores at the entry examination is allowed. The applicant can perform with their regular chamber partner or ask the Liszt Academy to provide an accompanist. In the four weeks preceding the entrance examination the Academy will provide a minimum of 2 times 2 hours of practicing in order to try out the master copy of the Pascal Taskin harpsichord which will be used for accompaniment during the examination (copy by instrument maker František Vyhnálek; tuning: 415'). Appointments for practicing with a chamber partner or an accompanist provided by the Academy will be made with each candidate individually.

 

 

Music theory (written examination)

Harmonization of a bass line – length approx. 10 notes – and definition of chords by writing down the fitting figures.

Analysis: Formal analysis of an opening movement in sonata form stylistically related to piano sonatas of Haydn and Mozart.

General knowledge in music

a) Identification of 10 compositions – identifying the composer and the title, or at least recognizing the era or style in which the piece was composed and its genre

b) Explanation and interpretation of 10 musical terms, concepts, titles, etc.

Applicants for part-time studies need to pass the entrance examination in their main subject only!

 

For further information please contact Professor György Vashegyi at e-mail.