Harp 9

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105HARF9 Z 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 279 to 339 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student has a comprehensive knowledge of global as well as national repertoire and demonstrates a high level of ability in creating and delivering seamless musical experiences and interpretations.

The student develops, presents and implements artistic programs that are coherent and appropriate for a variety of contexts.

The student understands in depth the role of the musician in contemporary society, exploring, engaging with and reflecting on specific relevant professional working environments and contexts.

The student performs music at a high professional level (technically and interpretatively masterful expression), expressing his/her own artistic concepts at the level of a developed musical personality.

The student possesses sophisticated craft skills in relation to repertoire, style, genre, etc.

The student demonstrates breadth and/or depth of expertise and demonstrates proficiency in a variety of styles and/or has a distinctive and individual expression in one particular style.

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

The main focus of the course is the preparation of the graduate concert. The student is guided to independently prepare the dramaturgy of the concert, including a unifying idea linking the whole programme. Regular consultations concerning the preparation of the Master's thesis also take place in the course Preparation of Master's Thesis.

At the same time, the student learns to name all the attributes of playing (principles of correct finger technique, tonal culture, etc.) on the harp, to analyse them, to be able to explain and independently solve possible combinations of problems that may arise in performance practice. The student is guided to understand the psychological aspects of the solo performer's activity. The student acquires further knowledge in the field of interpretation not only of traditional but also of modern or non-traditional techniques and forms.

Thematic areas:

  1. Dramaturgical preparation of the graduation concert
  2. Study of compositions for the graduation concert
  3. Analysis of the attributes of harp playing

Recommended or required reading

Instructions for the selection of pieces, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher with regard to the individual abilities and talents of each student.

The graduation concert should be composed of pieces from different stylistic periods - Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary music or with a focus on a particular theme (dances, fantasias, sonatas, etc.) The programme may include a maximum of 2 short chamber pieces for a total of 15 minutes, where the harp does not function solely as an accompaniment instrument.

Example repertoire:

Works for solo harp:

BERIO, Luciano. Sequenza

GODEFROID, Felix. Venetian Carnival

SMETANA, Bedřich. Vltava

CHOPIN, Fryderyk. Fanasie-Impromptu

CHAYKOVSKY, Petr Ilyich. Seasons

BACH, Johann Sebastian. Partita, Suites


SCARLATTI, Domenico. Sonatas (selection slow and fast)

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Piano Sonatas

SALZEDO, Carlos. Ballade, Op. 28


KRUMPHOLZ, Jan Křtitel. Concerto No. 4

RODRIGO, Joaquín. Concerto Serenata for harp 1st movement

ZABEL, Albert. Concerto for Harp 1st movement

RENIÉ, Henriette. Concerto for Harp 1st movement

PARISH-ALVARS, Elias. Concerto for Harp 1st movement and more

Additional study literature will be specified by the instructor based on the student's talents, skills, and professional interest, or the teacher's specialisation.

Assessment methods and criteria

Requirements for the award of credit examination: active participation in the lessons, playing the compositions chosen for the graduate concert in the form of a performance at a seminar and the ability to defend their interpretative views and solutions in discussion with classmates and teachers

Other requirements: minimum 80% attendance



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