Viola 9

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105VIOL9 credit 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 282 to 342 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 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 viola, 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 thegraduation concert
  2. Study of compositions for the graduation concert
  3. Analysis of the attributes of viola 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.

Students prepare a programme for a graduation concert (recital) or for a performance with an orchestra. The recital programme must include all stylistic periods - Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. The programme may include, for example, W. A. Mozart's Duos in G major or B major for violin and viola or the Three Madrigals in B flat major. Martinů for violin and viola or other chamber music. The focus of the programme must be solo pieces and sonatas with piano. The choice of compositions is left to the student and his/her teacher.

Example repertoire:

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Duos for violin and viola in G major and B major

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav. Three madrigals for violin and viola

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 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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