Oboe Playing 10

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106HOB0 Z 17 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

In this final course all principles are reviewed regarding playing the flute. The student must be able to identify all attributes and be able to explain them. These cover, primarily, fingering technique, breathing exercises, tone quality and itonation. Emphasis is place on interpretation knowledge in non-traditional techniques and forms. The student demonstrates their musicality and personality with compositions arranged in the study.

  1. Summary of all student knowledge and skills
  2. Compositions - Mozart, Martinů, B. Britten, H. Dutilleux, M. Shinohara, and international competition repertoire.

Mode of study

On-going participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the level corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

In this final course all attributes which are part of oboe playing are reviewed. The student learns to formulate issues in playing the instrument. They learn to resolve all possible combinations of issues which can be encountered in performance. The student is guided so that in their instruction track they will be able to analyse situations and draw appropriate conclusions. The student is guided to an understanding of concert dramaturgy and the psychological aspects of solo performance. The student must be able to describe all attributes and explain them alone. In compositions performed, they demostrate, first of all, their musical sense and their personality. They are prepared for an independent career. Their views are compared with those of the professor and are directed to a correct or possible standard. The course continues with the student as an exceptional musical talent, who has no apparent issues in playing the instrument. The have a high level of technique and tone quality, intonation and performance skills. These are requirements to withstand competition in the soloist, chamber or orchestra music fields. The course continues the set path from the previous course and mainly one's own creative activity, very good oboe technique, tone quality, intonation demanded by the „perfect form.“ For these requirements compositions from fundamental obe literature and all others which are acceptable for stage may be used; ex: Mozart, Martinů, B. Britten, H. Dutilleux, M. Shinohara and those of the 21st century and the present.

Recommended or required reading

J.S.Bach: Partita pro solový hoboj

F.Couperin: Koncerty

B.Britten: Temporální variace

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of instrument and orchestra playing, completion of the established repertoire, AKS verification, all concluded with the award of credit.

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

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