Historical Performance

ENTRANCE EXAMS repertory for the Joint Study Program HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE



Harpsichord and historical keyboard instruments/fortepiano  

Recital program of 60-80 minutes

At least four compositions from the following stylistic fields

– 16th century music (Mayone, Erbach, de Macque)

– An Early Baroque composition (Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Rossi, Byrd, Bull etc.-historic fingerings are welcome)

– A representative composition of the French baroque style (d´Anglebert, L. or F. Couperin, Rameau, Balbatre, Duphly, de la Guerre, Geoffrey etc.)

– A representative composition of German baroque style (Froberger, Kerll, Buxtehude, Kuhnau, J. S. Bach, Händel etc.

– A virtuoso Italian, Spanish composition (Scarlatti, Soler etc.)

– An improvisation in a certain historical style

– A sonata or concerto of the second half of the 18th century 

– A piece of the Empfindsamer Stil (C.Ph. Bach, W. Fr. Bach, G. A. Benda etc.)

– A work from classical style (Haydn, Koželuh, Mozart, Beethoven etc.)

– A composition in Early Romantic style (Voříšek, Schubert, Dusík, Rejcha etc.)

Italian, Flemish, French, German harpsichords and two fortepiano (early Walther and Graff 1819) are at disposal

Historical flute  

Recital program of 60-80 minutes

– A representative composition of solo flute – own choice

– A composition of French Baroque (Couperin, Boismortier, Hotteterre etc.)

– A methodical sonata by Telemann

– Further compositions of preferred style of provenience

The candidate is also encouraged to play a different type of instrument, e.g. renaissance flute or classical flute


Historical violin  

Recital program of 60-80 minutes 

– An Early Baroque composition/ Farina, Fontana, Mealli, Ucellini etc.

– A virtuoso composition of the second half of the 17th century/Albertini, Biber, Schmelzer, Westhoff, Buxtehude ad./

– A virtuoso Italian sonata from the 18th century/Corelli, Tartini, Veracini, Vivaldi, Bonporti etc.

– A piece for violin solo/Biber, Westhoff, Bach – two movements, Pisendel 2 movements/

– A French violin sonata/E. J. der la Guerre, F. Couperin, J.M. Leclair and./

– A sonata or concert of the second half of the 18th century 


Historical violoncello  

Recital program of 60-80 minutes

– A Baroque or classical solo concerto according to own choice

– A solo suite by J.S. Bach at own choice

– A solo ricercar of Domenico Gabrieli according to own choice (but not the first ricercar)

– A French baroque composition

– An Italian baroque composition 


Historical voice  

Recital program of 60-70 minutes

– A lute song, lute Ayre or Air de cour (Dowland, Ferrabosco, Jones, Boesset, Moulinié etc.)

– An Early baroque composition-monody, aria (Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Caccini, Grandi, Schütz, Kapsberger etc)

– A virtoso aria of the 17th century (Strozzi, Carissimi, Legrenzi, Buxtehude, Bernhard, Rosenmüller etc.)

– A cantata (or part of a cantata) of Italian or German style or alternatively a larger opera or oratorio scene with recitativo and aria (Händel, Vivaldi, A. Scarlatti, J.S. Bach and sons, Telemann, Graun etc.)

– A cantata (or part of a cantata) in French style or alternatively a larger opera or oratorio scene with recitativo and air of the 17th or 18th centuries (Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau, Grétry, Marais, Jacquet de la Guerre etc.)

– A classical song or arietta (Haydn, Benda, Koželuh, Mozart etc.)



Recital program of 60-70 minutes

performed on historical instrument(s) from the lute/guitar family of own choice at least partly including idiomatic works from each instrument with standard repertoire,e.g. renaissance lute

  • Dowland, da Milano,
  • vihuela – Milán, Narvaez,
  • theorbo-Kapsberger, de Visée,
  • baroque lute – Weiss, Gaultier,
  • baroque guitar. Sanz Corbetta,
  • mandora- Brescianello) 


Dates for consultation are 10 & 11 June 2020 always after 3pm