Oboe Playing 8

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106HOB8 ZK 14 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course originates in the most demanding requirements for student preparation. Compositions are chose for technique but also performance the most demanding. Emphasis is placed on precision in fingering technique, intonation, rhythm, tone and breath quality. Modern and non-traditional techniques are taught.

  1. International competitions currently occuring are used to select repertoire.
  2. Recitals - A. Doráti, E. Bozza, D. Milhaud, B.A. Zimmerman, J. Pelikán.
  3. For those interested in modern and experimental music, and for others, new potential oboe techniques are instructed - multiphonics, slap tones, frullato, etc.

Mode of study

On-going participation of students in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

This course works with the student as an exceptional musician, who has no apparent issues in playing. The student has excellent technique, tone quality, intonation and performing skills. These are requirements to withstand competition in the soloist, chamber and orchestra fields. This course continues the established path from the previous course, mainly in creative activities, very good oboe technique, tone quality, intonation and shifts in the direction of „perfect form.“ The aim is at the highest possible level, to master the greatest number of oboe compositions. International competitions are a good guide for selecting compositions. Also included are the compositions of A. Dorati, E. Bozza, D. Milhaud, B.A. Zimmermann, J. Pelikan. The inclinations of some students towards contemporary composers and those experimenting with the instrument are accecpted. This orientation, might be for many of them their life's mission. Others who do not share this are guided in the learning of some modern procedures, ex. muliphonics, circular breathing, frulato, etc.

Recommended or required reading

A.Vivaldi: Concerto C-Dur

H.Dutilleux: Sonata

A.Doráti: Five pieces for solo oboe

A.Doráti: Duo concertante

A.Doráti: Trittico

D.Milhaud: Concerto

B.A.Zimmermann: Concerto

B.Maderna: Concertos

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of instrument and orchestra playing. Fulfillment of the established repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with awarding of credit.

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

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