Viola 7

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105VIOL7 credit 10 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 232 to 282 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

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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 realizes 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 masters healthy psychological habits, including concentration and relaxation techniques, associated with the public performance of music.

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

In this course, students build on the knowledge and skills acquired in prior Bachelor's studies - they are equipped with very good fingering technique, intonation, rhythmic feeling, good tonal culture, and above all, display very good musical imagination based on talent and knowledge. Talent is understood as unique and therefore treated in such a way that it develops its individuality during the course of study. The principle of expert confrontation of the student's views with those of the professors on interpretation is practiced. Intensive preparation for stage performance, the psychology of stage performance and the practice of playing from memory are also taught. The repertoire is oriented both to pieces that are indispensable for concert activity and to international competitions in the current time frame.

Thematic areas:

  1. Identification of the student's own artistic profile and, accordingly, the choice of his/her personal repertoire
  2. The question of personality, self-realization, uniqueness and mastership of each student
  3. Psychological issues of stage performance, concentration and relaxation
  4. Specifics of participation in auditions and competitions, study of competition and concert repertoire

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.

Example repertoire:

Etudes: Johannes Palaschko, Nicollò Paganini, Jiří Herold, Henri Vieuxtemps


BRAHMS, Johannes. Sonatas in F minor and E flat major, Op. 120

Shostakovich, Dmitri. Sonata in E flat major and E flat major, Dmitri Dmitriy, Sonata in E minor, Op. 147

CLARKE, Rebecca. Sonata

SCHUBERT, Franz. Sonata in A minor

VIEUXTEMPS, Henri. Sonata

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav. Sonata

Solo sonatas:

HINDEMITH, Paul. Sonatas Op.11, No. 5 and Op. 25, No. 1

YSAŸE, Eugène. Sonata Op. 28

Khachaturian, Aram. Sonata

BACH, Johann Sebastian. Sonatas and Partitas for Violin, Suites for Cello in transcription for viola

REGER, Max. Suites for Viola in G minor, D major and E minor, Op. 131


HINDEMITH, Paul. Der Schwanendreher

BARTÓK, Béla. Concert

WALTON, William. Concert

SCHNITTKE, Alfred. Concert

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concertante Symphony for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat major (and more)

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for the award of credit examination: active participation in classes, participation in seminars as a performer, passing anexamination before KSN teachers - 2 etudes, 2 movements from the Suites for solo cello by J. S. Bach (arrangement for viola) or from Sonatas and Partitas for violin (arrangement for viola) or 2 movements from solo works for viola by M. Reger or P. Hindemith

Other requirements: attendance of at least 80 %



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