Clarinet Playing 7

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KRI7 Z 14 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

In this course the perfect mastery of all aspects of bassoon playing is necessary. This covers fingering technique, intonation, rhythm, breath and tone quality. This course expands knowledge in performance and stage performance. The study is oriented towards compositions which are for concert activities which are irreplaceable.

  1. Instruction in the psychology of stage peformance, stage activity practice.
  2. Interpretation viewpoint instruction, searching for unique and classical interpretation maintaining the student's view in performance.
  3. Recital pieces - Francaix, Nielsen, Tomassi, Arnold, Lutoslawski - necessity of excellent techique and freedom in performance.

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

Clarinet 7 accepts only students who, based on the entrance procedure, have no apparent problems playing the instrument, have very good fingering technique, tone quality, intonation and also show a good music concept supported not only by talent but also, knowledge. This talent is understood as unique and therefore is handled during studies to develop into its individualized form. The performance views of the student are compared with those of the professors. If the student does not stray in their views from the foundations then their ideas are left to them. In the opposite case, that idea is worked on so that diversion is brought in line with principles. Part of the instruction is intensive work stage performance, mostly the psychological aspect. A knowledge of the psychology of stage performance is necessary. Study is oriented to compositions which are irreplaceable for concert activities - Francaix, Nielsen, Tomasi, Arnold, Lutoslawski. The repertoire also is oriented towards international competitions which are available at the time.

Recommended or required reading

Francaix, Jean : Tema con variazioni : pour clarinette en la et piano

Francaix, Jean : Koncert pro klarinet a orchestr

Nielsen , Carl : Koncert pro klarinet a orchestr

Tomasi, Henri: Concerto pour Clarinette Si b et Orchestre

Arnold, Malcom : Sonatina

Arnold, Malcom : Koncert č.1 a 2

Lutoslawski, Witold : Taneční preludia

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.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans