Piano Practical 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
170KP3 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Miroslav SEKERA

Name of lecturer(s)

Hanuš BARTOŇ, Zdeňka KURZOVÁ, Miroslav SEKERA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Increasing piano skill

Mode of study

Individual instruction linked to verifying students' individual study. The instructor evaluates the study, gives exams and credit.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Piano Practice is part of the study for Conducting and Composition studies in the eighth semester; for Voice and Opera Direction in the sixth semester.


Requirements are placed on the student in the selection of literature, primarily towards playing piano excerpts, scores and finally, playing from the page and collaborating with HAMU Opera Studies.


Significant technical requirements are placed on the student considering the skill in presenting one's own work, playing from the page and score reading.

Voice and Opera Direction:

The course content is adapted to the beginning technical potential of the student. The student is to focus their literature selection for their own voice or directing practice.

Recommended or required reading

LIterature selection according to the technical maturity of the students and focused on Conducting, Composition, Vocal, and Opera Directing studies.

Obor dirigování:

Continuing instruction in technique, gradual knowledge of simple recital literature and playing simple piano excerpts.

J. B. Cramer: 60 etud

J. S. Bach: Francouzské suity, Temperovaný klavír I. a II. díl

J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven: Sonáty - výběr

The Romance and 20th century.focused literature selection for symphonic and opera practice. (ex: piano excerpts of operas by V. Blodek , B. Smetana, A. Dvořák, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, R. Wagner, L. Janáček and others.


Continuing instruction in technique focused on playing from the page.

J. B. Cramer: 60 etud

J. S. Bach: Francouzské suity, Temperovaný klavír I. a II. díl

J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven: Sonátas - selection

Composition selection from the Romance and 20th century focused in correspondence with individual technical skills. (Ex: F. Schubert, R. Schumann, F. Chopin, B. Martinů , L. Janáček D. Shostakovich, S. Prokofiev and others)

Voice and Opera Direction studies:

Gradual expansion of technique and recital literature focused on song accompaniment

Opera Direction: effort to guide students towards adroit reading and playing of simple melodramas.

Etudy: Album etud I. až V. sešit

C. Czerny: op. 299 a op. 740

J. S. Bach: Malá preludes and fugues

Two-voice inventions

C. Clementi: Sonatinas and rondas I. a II. díl

Romance and 20.century compositions focused selection for opera literature practice for students to be able with piano skills to use it for their voice studies, for song and opera study.

Opera Direction: emphasis on a detailed bearing in piano excerpts of operas and other music-drama works.

Assessment methods and criteria

Playing from the page, song score, piano excerpts and accompaniment reading - all focused on the main study.


An elective course intended only for the Composition, Conducting, Opera Direction and Voice Depts.

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