Repertoire


VIOLIN

FIRST ROUND (19 players) Day 1, without piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes):

  • One or several movements of Bach Sonatas and Partitas,

  • A virtuoso piece for solo violin (e.g. Paganini, Ernst, Bartok, Ysaye, Kreisler, etc.)

FIRST ROUND (19 players) Day 2, with piano accompaniment

  • A slow movement of any Beethoven violin sonata.

  • Encore solo piece, maximum 5 minutes, on choice

SECOND ROUND (12 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes):

  • Sally Beamish: new piece commissioned for the competition, "Praeludium and Allegro for solo violin"

  • Free 25 minutes program of your own choice (the program can include both solo performances and performances with piano accompaniment).

SEMI-FINALS (6 players), with orchestra (performed from memory)

  • W.A. Mozart: choose between violin concertos No. 3 in G major, “Strassburg”, K. 216 or No. 4 in D major, K. 218 or No. 5 in A major, “Turkish”, K. 219,

  • Encore, solo piece of your own choice (maximum 5 minutes).

FINALS (3 players), with orchestra (performed from memory)

  • Any major Violin Concerto from the 19th and 20th Century

  • Carl Nielsen:  Concerto for Violin and orchestra, op. 33


CLARINET


FIRST ROUND (24 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes).

  • Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie

  • Tobias Broström: "La Noche Oscura" (The Dark Night). New piece commissioned for the competition, to be announced later (approx. 5 min).

  • Spohr, Louis, choose between Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (1st movement only) or Clarinet Concerto No.3 (1st movement only) or Clarinet Concerto No. 4 (1st movement only).


SECOND ROUND (12 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes):

  • Brahms, Johannes, choose between Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120 Sonata No. 1 in F minor (1st and 2nd movements only) or Sonata No. 2 in E♭ major (1st and 2nd movements only)

  • Contemporary standard piece for solo clarinet, choose between:
    - Boulez, Pierre: Domaines for clarinet (1968),
    - Berio, Luciano: Sequenza IXa for clarinet (1980) – It is permitted to play only a section of own choice of this piece,
    - Donatoni, Franco: Clair, for clarinet (1980) or Clair II, for clarinet (1999),
    - Denisov, Edison: Sonata for Clarinet (1972),
    - Jarrell, Michael: Assonance for clarinet (1983),
    - Widmann, Jörg: Fantasie for clarinet solo (1993),
    - Mantovani, Bruno: Bug (1999).


SEMI-FINALS (6 players), with string quartet

    • Weber, Carl Maria von: The Clarinet Quintet in B♭ major, Op. 34 – Shall be performed without repeat in the 1st movement, and without 2nd repeats in scherzo and trio.

    FINALS (3 players), with orchestra (performed from memory)

    • W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (1st movement),
    • Carl Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op.57.


    FLUTE

    FIRST ROUND (23 players), with piano accompaniment

    Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes):

    • Thomas Larcher: New commissioned piece "Deep red, deep blue"

    •  Choose between (from memory):
      - Pierre Sancan: Sonatine
      - Henri Dutilleux: Sonatine
      - Philippe Gaubert: Ballade

    • Bach, Johann Sebastian: play one sonata from the Organ Sonatas (for trio), arranged for flute and piano by W. and G. Kirchner-Bärenreiter Verlag. In consideration of the maximum performance time, feel free to omit repeats in the Bach sonatas. Choose between BWV 525 or BWV 526 or BWV 529 or BWV 530.


    SECOND ROUND (12 players), with piano accompaniment

    Put together a program based on the choices below (maximum performance time 30 minutes):

    • Choose between the following works—and please note, you may reduce the length of work by omitting repeats:
      - Lowell Lieberman: Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 23,
      - Carl Reinecke: Sonata “Undine” Op. 167,
      - Joachim Andersen: Concertstück Op. 3 E-major,
      - Charles-Marie Widor: Suite Op. 34,
      - Franz Schubert: Introduction and variations D. 802. Repeat the sections in the A part and no repeats in the B part,
      - Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Sinfonische Kanzone op. 114.

    • Be creative! Create your personal collage by PLAYING AROUND NIELSEN. Create and perform a 10-15 minutes collage for flute alone, and include the following points:
      - Your collage must consist of flute solo pieces from 1700 to 2018 in free musical dialogue and exchange with excerpts of music by Carl Nielsen – i.e. Nielsen’s solo flute piece “The Children are Playing” or excerpts of other Nielsen compositions (i.e. solos, phrases, cadenzas from the concerto, from the quintet, themes from symphonies, etc).
      - Feel free to include solo pieces from the entire flute repertoire but keep an emphasis on flute music from the late 20th and 21st century – e.g. Berio / Takemitsu / Ferneyhough / Pintscher. Creative new arrangements with excerpts of compositions are possible, but also entire works may be played.
      - The goal is to show a variety of sounds, colors and expressions of the flute instrument.
      - You will be asked to provide the music of your PLAYING AROUND NIELSEN for the jury prior to the competition.

    Example for better understanding: Be as creative as possible by watching the time-proportions of your collage: Have at least 51% of contemporary music, about 10-20% of Nielsen’s music and the rest of any other style.


    SEMI-FINALS (6 players), with chamber accompaniment, performed without conductor

    • Choose between the following: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel: Flute Concerto in D minor,484.1, Wq 22 or Benda, Franz: Flute Concerto in E minor L 2.4 or 3 concertos by Vivaldi, Antonio:
      - No. 1 in F major, La tempesta di mare
      - No. 2 in G minor, RV 439, La notte
      - No. 3 in D major, RV 428, Il gardellino

    Finals (3 players), with orchestra (performed from memory)

    • A. W. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G, KV 313

    • Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto, FS 119

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