Clarinet Playing 8

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KRI8 ZK 14 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ, Irvin VENYŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course starts with the most demanding requirements for student training. Compositions are chosing to be the most challenging in techical and interpretation aspects. Emphasis is placed on precise fingering technique, intonation, rhythm, tone and breathing quality. Non-traditional and modern techniques are instructed.

  1. Repertoire is selected for internation competitions taking place during the period.
  2. Recital pieces - Bartók, Denisov, Bozza, Bucchi, Penderecki
  3. For those, who are interested in contemporary and experimental music, and the other new possibilities in technique and multi-phonic, frullato, etc are instructed.

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 works with the student as a distinctive music figure, who has no apparent issues in playing the instrument. The student has an excellent playing technique, tone quality, intonation and performing skills. These are the requirements to withstand competition in the soloist, chamber and orchestral fields. This course continues the set path from the previous course and mainly in one's creative activity, excellent clarinet technique, tone quality, intonation, moving towards „the perfect form.“ The aim is the highest level of mastery of the most compositions for the clarinet. International competitions are a good guide for composition selection. However, compositions by Bartok, Bozza, Bucchi, Penderecki or Denisov.are not neglected. The inclination of some students towards performance of contemporary compositions and experimentors with the instrument is accepted. This orientation may be for many their life's mission. Others who do not share this focus are also guided in an acquaintance of some of those modern approaches such as multiphonics, circular breathing, frulato, etc.

Recommended or required reading

Bartók, Béla : Kontrasty pro klarinet , housle a klavír

Denisov, Edison : Sonáta

Bucchi, Valentino Concerto per clarinetto solo : carte fiorentine n. 2

Penderecki, Krysztof : 3 miniatury

Bozza, Eugene : Concerto pour Clarinette et orchestre de chambre orchestra

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