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

Fortepiano admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject

1.) One Fantasy or Rondo from C. Ph. E. Bach's „Kenner und Liebhaber" collections.

2.) One Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven (in case of Beethoven Sonatas please choose from those composed up to op. 31, not later!).

Please note that at the entry examination you have to perform the above listed works on a master copy of an Anton Walter fortepiano (tuning: 430') made by instrument maker Chris Maene. In order to get acquainted with this instrument, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music will organize a minimum of 3 times 3 hours of practicing on it in the four weeks preceding the entry examination. Appointments for practicing be made with each candidate individually.

Playing from scores at the entry examination is allowed.

 

Music theory (written examination)

Harmonization of a bass line – length approx. 10 notes – and definition of chords by writing 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 – minimum is to recognize the epoch or style in which the piece was composed and its genre, but the applicant should also recognize the composer and the title.

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

 

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

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