Bassoon Playing 9

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106FGO9 Z 17 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

František HERMAN, Jiří SEIDL

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course forms the personality of the student, searches for paths of how to prepare them for the future soloist, chamber or orchestra musician track or for a career in education. Student viewpoints are challenged by the instructor and directed to the correct or potential area. An emphasis is place on efforts in personal concert dramaturgy concepts. Composition present the greatest challenges for mastery of all aspects of bassoon playing. The compositions are an foundation assay of all prominent bassoon soloists. Instruction in modern and non-traditional techniques continues.

Mode of study

On-going attendance of students in auditions for symphonic and opera orchestras.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills corresponding to the student study year and profile.

Course contents

„Bassoon Playing 9“ is oriented towards preparing the Master's concert and Thesis. An appropriate repertoire and thesis topic are researched. Considering that the graduation concert is not only the instructor's business card, the student is led to independent decisions about what is in the concert dramaturgy. This decision must be supported by a knowledge of dramaturgy, though which joins the entire evening. This course gives the student the potential to select their own concept. This is similar in the Thesis, which reflects the interests of the student in a particular topic. This guides the student on the independent creative path which awaits them after school. The student is prepared for an independent career. Their opinions are challenged by the opinions of the professors and directed to the correct or appropriate area. The course works with the student as with a exceptional music personality who has no apparent problems with playing the instrument. They have a high technique level, good tone, intonation and interpretive skills. These are conditions to weather well soloist, chamber and orchestra auditions. This course continues the established path from the previous course and mainly the personal original activities, bassoon technique, tone quality, intonation, shift in direction to the „perfect“ form. The aim is to master the highest level and most compositions for bassoon. International competitions are a good guide for composition selection. Compositions by Hindemith, Spisak, Teml, Šestak, Mozart and Kozeluh may be arranged for instruction even if not used in the graduation concert.

Recommended or required reading

Hindemith, Paul : Sonáta

Teml, Jiří : Teatro picollo

Spisak, M : Koncert

Šesták, Zdeněk : Koncert

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Koncert B dur, Sonáta B dur

Koželuh,Antonín : Koncert

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of instrumental and orchestral specifics of playing, fulfilling establish repertoire range, review in AKS, concluded with award of credit.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

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