In the second round, the twelve eliminated participants choose from the following repertoire:
One of the sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven (except:
No. 1 in F minor op. 2/1, No. 5 in C minor op. 10/1, No. 6 in F major op. 10/2, No. 9 in E major op. 14/1, No. 10 in G major op. 14/2, No. 19 in G minor op. 49/1, No. 20 in G major op. 49/2, No. 22 in F major op. 54, No. 24 in F-sharp major op. 78, No. 30 in E major op. 109, No. 31 in A-flat major op. 110, No. 32 in C minor op.111)
33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C major op. 120 ("Diabelli Variations")
15 Variations with a Fugue in E flat major op. 35
One or more works by Johannes Brahms, Carl Czerny, Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ignaz Moscheles, Max Reger, Ferdinand Ries, Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann or Carl Maria von Weber.
In addition, the special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Robert Schumann will be chosen.
The announcement of the six selected participants for the semifinals will be made on the evening of 5th December 2023 after the jury meeting and the online voting.
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