Klassisen musiikin instrumenttiopinnot


Recent Submissions

  • Grönlund, Aapo (2019)
    The objective of this project is to evaluate Michael Wiedeburg's (1720-1800) method of diminution to facilitate the embellishment of descending-fifths sequences in the style of the fifteen Inventions by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 772-801). Diminutions constructed with the method by Wiedeburg are compared to select descending-fifths sequences by Bach. Comparisons of Bach's descending-fifths sequences and diminutions constructed with Wiedeburg's method show what additional steps students of stylistic composition need to take to achieve some competency in writing sequences in the style of Bach. Overall, this project highlights aspects of Bach's technique of embellishing descending-fifths sequences. The results of this project indicate that in addition to applying Wiedeburg's method of diminution, one must also apply the diminution techniques Bach uses such as melodic leaps and chordal arpeggiation. One must also utilize the material of the subject since Bach tends to use this material in his sequences.
  • Agababa-Shaked, Gil (Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia, 2018)
    This project describes the most popular clarinet systems, their history, and their potential for future development. The historical survey at the beginning of the paper provides the necessary context for the systems used today. This information may help clarinet players to gain a better understanding of the modern instruments and their potential for further improvement. The collaboration between musicians, instrument makers, and composers was and still is of utmost importance for the development of instruments. The significance of such collaborations is confirmed by instrument maker Jochen Seggelke. It may seem that the current gap between the German and French clarinet systems can never be bridged. A closer look reveals that in addition to matters of taste and tradition, politics, wars and industry changes contributed to the widening of this gap from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. In the last few decades, however, the Western world enjoyed relative political stability along with advances in technology, which facilitated a lively exchange of information and opinions. Moreover, the overwhelming variety of music available to musicians and audiences nowadays results in a more international musical taste. Instrument development is subject to taste, and so the current development of both systems promotes flexibility. Players can produce remarkably individual sounds but also very similar timbres on both systems if they share similar sound esthetics. In the past three hundred years, players, makers, and composers attempted to combine all available ideas and advantages concerning the physics and mechanics of the instruments. This collaboration, which was so common in the clarinet's history, continues today.