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Master of Music 4 semesters German B 1 (GER)

Qualifying exam

  • Main subject

    Practical artistic examination; examination duration 20-25 minutes
    A written examination programme must be brought to the examination.

    • Baroque bassoon/dulcian and baroque oboe
      • three works from different styles, including one slow and one fast movement of a baroque sonata (e.g. Corelli, Bach, Handel)
      • a further piece of your choice
    • Baroque trumpet/Baroque trombone
      • Three works of different styles
    • Baroque violin/baroque viola
      • one slow and one fast movement from a baroque Basso Continuo sonata in Italian style or mixed flavours
      • another work of your choice, with Basso Continuo or solo
    • Baroque violoncello
      • three works in different styles
    • Recorder
      • one work from the Renaissance or early Baroque period, e.g. by Bassano, van Eyck, Castello, Fontana
      • a work in the French style, e.g. by Hotteterre, Philidor, Dieupart
      • one slow and one fast movement of a high baroque sonata or concerto, e.g. by Handel, Telemann, Barsanti
      • a contemporary work, e.g. by Hirose or Yun; an experimental work or own composition/improvisation is also possible
      • sight-reading
    • Harpsichord
      • a work from the 17th century
      • one work by Bach
      • two works in the French Baroque style or sonatas by D. Scarlatti or Soler
    • Fortepiano
      • one work from the Viennese Classical period (J. Haydn or W. A. Mozart)
      • a work by one of Bach's sons
    • Lute/theorbo
      • at least three works of different styles, one of which can be a duo or chamber music instrumentation with obbligato lute/theorbo or lute/theorbo as basso continuo instrument
    • Transverse flute
      • one slow and one fast movement from a baroque Basso Continuo sonata in Italian or mixed style
      • three movements of a sonata or suite in the French style
      • two movements of a sonata in the sensitive style
      • sight-reading
    • Viola da gamba
      • one unaccompanied ricercar by Ortiz
      • any movement from a sonata by Bach
      • one movement from a sonata by Abel
      • another piece of your choice
      • sight-reading

    Assessment criteria

    • technical-musical mastery and musical imagination
    • stylistic confidence
    • creative ability
    • stage presence
    • artistic individuality and expressiveness

Application process

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for studies starting in winter term 2021/22Subject-specific examination regulations (German)

The subject specific study and examination regulations form the legal basis for your degree programme. They contain all the information you need to know about your studies, including module descriptions and how your grades are calculated.

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Professional field for which the course qualifies

The artistic Master's degree programme in Historical instruments/Early Music prepares students for a future career in which they will mainly work as freelance artists.

Graduates can work in various professional fields, for example as a soloist or ensemble member.

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