Clarinet Playing 3

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106KR3 Z 8 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ, Irvin VENYŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

All new knowledge regarding playing technique, intonation, rhythm, proper breathing, interpretation are consolidated using more demanding etudes and compositions from the late Classical

1a Proper tonguing

b Attendance is devoted to staccato speed

c Instruction in gentle and ease of tone release. If insufficient, a path to correction is found.

2 Etudes of medium challenge - Jeanjean, Žebera, Stark, Wiedemann, Gabucci.

  1. Recital pieces are less easy - musically - Brahms, and technically - Weber, Spohr, Husa, Yun.

Mode of study

Systematic stage practice in solo creations, chamber ensembles and smaller or symphonic orchestras. Regular performance in the performance course and playback of individual instrument classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Course contents

This course provides the student with all skills needed for playing the clarinet. A path is chosen to enable the student to master playing at the highest level technically, in intonation, embouchure and tone quality and in interpretation. All demands placed on the student and clarified in Clarinet 1 and 2 are, thorugh appropriately selected etudes and recital pieces perfected. As well, attention is given to the tongue as an important element of the fine setting of tone or quick staccato. In case of difficulty, a path is found, of course as early as Clarinet 1, for correction. All tonguing techniques are instructed here. Individual types of settings from the gentlest to the accented or over-forced are taught. In staccato, not only speed but also length of individual staccato notes are taught. It is possible play from detache to staccattissimo. Slap tones are left for later courses. Not only etudes practice new knowledge but also recital pieces are selected for that knowledge to be used in concert activities. In the selection of etudes, the most demanding characteristics are found - Jeanjean, Žebera, Stark, Wiedemann, Gabucci. In recital pieces, preference is given to composers such as Brahms, Weber, Spohr, Husa, Yun.

Recommended or required reading

Žebera, Václav : Virtuózní studie pro klarinet. I., Technické studie

Jeanjean , Paul : 16 Etudes modernes

Spohr, Louis : Konzerte für Klarinette. No. 1 c moll op.26

Spohr, Louis : Konzerte für Klarinette. No. 2 Es dur op.57

Spohr, Louis : Konzert für Klarinette Nr. 3 f moll op.

Spohr, Louis : Konzert für Klarinette Nr . 4 e moll op.

Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 f moll op. 73

Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 Es dur op. 74

Stark, Robert: 24 virtuozních etud

Wiedemann, Ludwig : Klarinetové studie

Gabucci , Agostino : 10 moderních etud

Husa, Karel : Slovenské evokace

Yun, Isang: : Riul

Assessment methods and criteria

Student performance is assessed in all facets of performance. First of all the composition the student played is examined and individual pitfalls of performance are pointed out. Also assessed is how the student dealt with these problems. Noted, as well, is the playing level of the student in terms of technique, intonation, sound, dynamics and performance.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual chamber parts according composer notes and preference to solist and accompaniment elements.

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