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Cello 

Admission requirements of the preliminary studies: General musicality, very good hearing are desired as well as physical fitness.

 

                                                                              Modules of the lower level:

 

                                                                                         1.u.2. Semester:

 

Become acquainted with the instrument; Learning terms that include the instrument making, the tuning of the strings, the fundamentals of tone generation and the pitch by gripping the fingers. - Learning of nature flageolets in the II. As well as in the V. situation to learn surely grasping and voices. - Simple bow-technical exercises and light grip exercises. Easy melodies learn to play folk song and children's songs. Simple and safe intonation exercises. Use of different violoncello schools of Hirzel or Längin. Easy scales and triadic decompositions.

 

                                                                                          3.u.4. Semester:

 

Schools by Davidoff, Dotzauer Klingenberg, or others at comparable difficulty, Seb.Lee: "40 Easy Etudes", Easy recital pieces from the I. and IV. Situation (Breval Sonata in C major, Marcello sonatas, Torelli sonata in G major and similar difficulty level); Scale studies on 2 octaves and simpler triad decompositions. Simple sentences from the solo suites of J.S.Bach. Bow exercises by Grümmer, Sevcik, Feuillard. Vibrato studies.

 

                                                                                             5.u.6. Semester: 

 

Daily exercises by Cossmann, Feuillard, Grümmer and Sevcik u. a. in comparable difficulty. Technical exercises by H. Neumann, Sonata literature in the difficulty of Caix d'Herveloire, Suite in D minor, Antonio Vivaldi, Cello Sonatas (Schott). Lectures with Klavoer, which do not significantly exceed the extent of the I. - VII. Scales and triad decompositions through 2 - 3 octaves. - first thumb posture exercises. Entrance exam Scales and triad decompositions through 2 octaves A performance piece in the difficulty of Caix d'Herveloire, Suite in D minor A movement from the first solo suite by J.S.Bach, G major. Modules of the intermediate level:

 

                                                                                               7.u.8. Semester:

Tonleiten and triad decompositions through 3 octaves. Technical studies in the thumb position. Development of the bow technique with the aid of etudes by Dotzauer-Klingenberg, Grümmer, Cossmann, Davidoff, Etudes on the difficulty level of Popper, High School No. 1 and 2, studies according to Feuillard. J.S.Bach: from the solo suites difficult, but short sentences. Sonatas in Difficulty of Breval, Sonata in G Major. Lectures such as: R. Glickh, Romance op. 20 (A. Robitschek, Vienna No. 2833)

 

                                                                                                 9.u.10. Semester:

 

Tonleiten and triad decompositions through 3 octaves. Exercises on the thumb (such as Cossmann, Violoncello Studies [Schott 22075], Charles B. Baudiot, French School of Violoncello, No. 1, No. 11, Rudolf Matz, "21 Etude in the Thumb", Muzicka Nahlada, Zagreb, 1954). First "Duport Etudes", J.S.Bach: Solo Suite No. 1 in G major, Sonatas in the Difficulty of Boccherini G major or A major. - Etudes by Popper. - Lighter Cello Concertos by G. Monn: Concerto in G minor. 11.u.12. Semester: Technical exercises by Feuillard, Cossmann, Sevcik. Etudes by Duport from no. 12, lighter etudes from D. Popper "Hohe Schule", J.S. Bach: Solo Suite in D minor (without prelude), L. Boccherini: Sonata in A major and other sonatas of comparable difficulty. Concerts by A. Vivaldi or in the comparable degree of difficulty Crossover / Acceptance Request: Scales and triads through 3 octaves An Etude on the difficulty level of Duport No. 6 to 10. A solosuite by J.S.Bach in the difficulty of that in C major, Allemande, Courante. A sonata for cello and piano in the difficulty of L. v.Beethoven: Sonata No. 1. A movement from a cello concerto in the difficulty of Georg Monn in g minor (Schönberg). Completed General Music Theory and Ear Training I

 

                                                                                            Modules of the upper level:

 

                                                                                                  1.u.2. Semester:

Scales and triadic slices, thirds and sixths through at least 3 octaves. Thumb exercises, octave exercises of a lighter kind. Technical exercises by Cossmann, Feuillard, Sevcik, Grümmer et al. for double handle and arch technology. Etudes on the difficulty level of Popper-Hohe Schule, Duport: from no. 10, Grützmacher et al., Piatti "12 Capriccen" op. 25 (Peters 10961) J.S.Bach: Solo Suite No. 2 or 4. - Sonatas in J.Brahm's difficulty: Sonata in E minor, 1st movement.

 

                                                                                                     3.u.4. Semester:

 

Scales and triadic slices Thirds and sixths over 4 octaves. Technical études in the degree of difficulty of Piatti. - J.S.Bach: solo suites no. 1 - 4, with special emphasis on double stops and deeper interpretation. - Sonatas in difficulty of F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: sonatas for cello and piano. - Concerts on the difficulty level of J. Haydn: C major or Boccherini B major.

 

                                                                                                       5.u.6. Semester:

Technical studies and études in the degree of difficulty of those by A. Nölck, Merck, Popper, Piatti u.a. J.Brahms: 1st Cello Sonata, 3rd Movement, L.v. Beethoven: Cello Sonatas No.3 in A Major, J.Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, Saint-Saens: Concerto in A minor, J.S.Bach: Solo Suite No. 4. Modern Cello Literature (P. Hindemith, H. Neumann: Sonata No. 1 op. 33, A. Webern: "3 Pieces" et al.)

 

                                                                                                         7.u.8. Semester:

 

Technical Etudes: E.Mainardi, D. Popper, Piatti et al. Violin Cello School Alexaniea / Casals. Sonatas by J. Brahms: No. 2 in F major, Locatelli, Valentini, F. Chopin, H. Pfitzner, P. Hindemith, M. Reger, H. Neumann op. 33 (INÖK). Concerts by J. Haydn: Grand Concerto in D major, Lalo, Popper Orchestra studies by Rose, R. Wagner: Lohengrin, A. Bruckner: IV. Symphony, J.S.Bach: Solo Suite No. 5. Entrance exam: Proof of the mastery of the instrument on the basis of the substance of the 4th year. Two sonatas for violoncello and piano, one of them from the XX. Jht. An Etude on the difficulty level of D. Popper: "Hohe Schule" A concert on the difficulty level of Lalo, C.Saint-Saens or J. Haydn - D major. Three orchestral parts from the orchestral studies of Rose are to be played by the sheet. Modules of the education level:

                                                                                                         9.u.10. Semester:

Solo Suites by J.S.bach No. 4 and 5, M. Reger: Solosonate for cello solo in G major. Sonatas for violoncello and piano in the difficulty of R. Strauss, M. Reger, H. Pfitzner and C. Debussy. Cello Concertos by R. Schumann and a. Dvorak. Chamber music literature. Orchestra studies of the works of R. Strauss. 11.u.12. Semester: Pieces for violoncello solo in the difficulty of M. Reger: Sonata No. 3, Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano by L.v.Beethoven No. 4 and 5, J. Brahms in F Major. Solo concerts from the XX. Jht. (Katschaturian, Prokofieff, Hindemith u.a.) - Solo parts of the orchestral literature (audition stations). Certified Final Exam Requirements: Two études on the difficulty level by David Popper Op. 73 No. 13 Two Sonatas for violoncello and piano in difficulty by E. Grieg in A minor, J. Brahms F major, H. Neumann No. 2 op. 73 A sonata from the work of composers of the XX. Jhts. Two solo suites in the difficulty level of J.S. Bach No. 6 Z.Kodaly or M.Reger. Two major solo concerts in the difficulty of A. Dvorak or R. Schumann. Four solo parts from orchestral literature (audition stations).

 

The certified final exam has to be taken in two parts, namely an internal and a committee public examination