Repertoire

REPERTOIRE VIOLIN COMPETITION

Pre-selection; to be recorded as video and uploaded before applications close 15 October 2018
Please indicate composer name, title of work opus number and movement(s).

  • A piece for solo violin or an important movement from a solo violin work. E.g. Bach, Paganini, Ernst, Ysaye, Milstein, etc.
  • 1st movement of a major violin concerto with piano accompaniment


1st Round (24 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s), e.g. J.S. Bach, Partita No.2, BWV 1004, movement 1 and 2. Pianist will be present for the Beethoven piece, according to the competition’s rules about accompaniment.

  • One or several movements of Bach Sonatas and Partitas
  • A virtuoso piece for solo violin (e.g. Paganini, Ernst, Bartok, Ysaye, Kreisler, etc.)
  • A slow movement of any Beethoven violin sonata


2nd Round (12 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes. Please indicate composer name, title of work, opus number and movement(s). Pianist will be present, according to the competition’s rules about accompaniment.

  • Sally Beamish: New piece commissioned for the competition, to be announced later. Approx. 5 min.
  • Free 25 minutes program of your own choice (program can include both solo performances and performances with piano accompaniment).


3rd Round (6 players), with orchestra, performed from memory

Please indicate composer name, title of work and opus number.

  • Mozart, W.A. – 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, maximum 5 minutes – of your own choice


Finale (3 finalists), with orchestra, performed from memory

Please indicate composer name, title of work and opus number.

  • Any major Violin Concerto from the 19th and 20th Century
  • Nielsen, Carl: Concerto for Violin and orchestra, op. 33

REPERTOIRE CLARINET COMPETITION

Pre-selection; to be recorded as video and uploaded before applications close 15 October 2018

  • Schumann, Robert: Three Fantasy Pieces (Drei Fantasiestücke), Op. 73 – the complete work; with piano accompaniment
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 – 3rd movement; with piano accompaniment
  • Stravinsky, Igor: 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet – 2nd and 3rd movements


1st Round (24 players), with piano accompaniment

Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes

  • Debussy, Claude: Première Rhapsodie
  • Tobias Broström: 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


2nd 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)
    • or Berio, Luciano: Sequenza IXa for clarinet (1980) – It is permitted to play only a section of own choice of this piece.
    • or Donatoni, Franco: Clair, for clarinet (1980) or Clair II, for clarinet (1999)
    • or Denisov, Edison: Sonata for Clarinet (1972)
    • or Jarrell, Michael: Assonance for clarinet (1983)
    • or Widmann, Jörg: Fantasie for clarinet solo (1993)
    • or Mantovani, Bruno: Bug (1999)


3rd Round (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.


Finale (3 finalists), with orchestra, performed from memory

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 – 1st movement
  • Nielsen, Carl: Clarinet Concerto, Op.57

REPERTOIRE FLUTE COMPETITION

Pre-selection; To be recorded as video and uploaded before applications close 15 October 2018

  • Mozart, Amadeus Wolfgang: Flute Concerto in G, KV 313 – 1st movement until measure 149 and 2nd movement until measure 37, both with cadenzas; with piano accompaniment
  • Andersen, Joachim: 24 Etudes for Flute, Op. 15 – No. 3. in G major
  • Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto, FS 119, 1st movement – Cadenza, bar measure 146; without accompaniment


1st Round (24 players), with piano accompaniment
Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes

  • Thomas Larcher: New piece commissioned for the competition for flute and piano, to be announced later. Approx. 5 min.
  • from memory;
    • Sancan, Pierre: Sonatine
    • or Dutilleux, Henri: Sonatine
    • or Gaubert, Philippe: 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


2nd 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 a work by omitting repeats:
    • Lowell Lieberman: Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 23
    • or Carl Reinecke: Sonata “Undine” Op. 167
    • or Joachim Andersen: Concertstück Op. 3 E-major
    • or Charles-Marie Widor: Suite Op. 34
    • or Franz Schubert: Introduction and variations D. 802. Repeat the sections in the A part and no repeats in the B part.
    • or 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:
    1. 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).
    2. 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.
    3. The goal is to show a variety of sounds, colors and expressions of the flute instrument.
    4. 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.


3rd Round (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


Finale (3 finalists), with orchestra, performed from memory

  • Mozart, Amadeus Wolfgang: Flute Concerto in G, KV 313
  • Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto, FS 119