Orchestral Parts and Solos for Bassoon 5

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106PFG5 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

František HERMAN, Jiří SEIDL

Name of lecturer(s)

František HERMAN, Jan HUDEČEK, Jiří SEIDL

Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides students with an awareness of orchestral literature and practices the most important solos the orchestra musician may encounter. In all the courses, all composers and their important solos for the Bassoon are gradually introduced. This course works with orchestral studies, both domestic and international editions and specialized Czech orchestra parts (ČF, FOK, SOČR, ND).

Mode of study

contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Course contents

This course provides students with an awareness of orchestral literature and practices the most important solos which the orchestral musician can encounter. In this course parts from world symphonic and opera compositions are practiced - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Bartok, Debussy, Elgar.The orchestral world of these Russian composers is vary specific. They place a great demand of the players fingering technique, rhythm and harmony. This course goes through a selection of works by these composers.The course explains how orchestra playing is special and what kind of demands are placed on the musician Principles regarding intonation for different instruments is taught. This course clarifies principles of tuning with the clarinet, flute, oboe or other instrument. Color intonation, a type of color tuning, is an important aspect of orchestra playing. Playing dynamics in an orchestra has a different nature. For example, solos must be played one dynamic marking stronger than is written, etc. The difference in playing in symphony and opera orchestras is defined and practiced. This course introduces sound samples of various interpretations of the same composition; the approach of the same conductor with various orchestras or the same orchestra with various conductors.

Recommended or required reading

Orchestra studies by Albin Frehsee, Emil Wipperich, Johannes Ritzkowsky. Czech Philharmonic parts.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

Course web page

http://www.hamu.cz/katedry/katedra-dechovych-nastroju

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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