Repertoire

Repertoire

Qualification round

Item 1
A fugue and prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Item 2
One of Ludwig van Beethoven's last three sonatas op. 109, op. 110 or op. 111
In addition to the registration documents, the applicants must submit a video (DVD, Blu-Ray via WeTransfer to itbcb@beethovenfest.de; the recording may not be edited and may not be cut during movements) in which they can be clearly seen and heard playing the repertoire. The works for the qualification round are the same as items 1 and 2 in the first judging round. The choice of works for the qualification round is binding for the 1st round. Subsequent changes will not be allowed.

First round

Date: December 6 to 8, 2019
Participants: 28
Duration of recital: 45 minutes each

Item 1
A fugue and prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach

Item 2
One of Ludwig van Beethoven's last three sonatas op. 109, op. 110 or op. 111

Item 3
One of the following works by Ludwig van Beethoven:

  • Seven Bagatelles, op. 33
  • Six Variations on an Original Theme in F major, op. 34
  • Eleven Bagatelles, op. 119
  • Six Bagatelles, op. 126
  • Ten Variations on the theme 'La stressa, la stessissima' from the opera 'Fanstaff' by Antonio Salieri, WoO 73
  • Seven Variations on the quartet "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen?" from Peter Winter's opera 'Das unterbrochene Opferfest', WoO 75
  • 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

or

  • Two Rondos, op. 51 no. 1 in C major and no. 2 in G major

or

  • Fantasy in B major, op. 77

or

  • Andante favori in F major WoO 57

or

  • Rondo a capriccio ‘Rage over a Lost Penny’ in G major, op. 129
  • Polonaise in C major, op. 89

Second round

Date: December 9 to 10, 2019
Participants: 12
Duration of recital: 60 Minuten each

Item 4
One sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven - but not

  • No. 1 in F minor, op. 2 no. 1
  • No. 5 in C minor, op. 10 no. 1
  • No 6 in F major, op. 10 no. 2
  • No. 9 in E major, op. 14 no. 1
  • No. 10 in G major, op. 14 no. 2
  • No. 19 in G minor, op. 49 no. 1
  • No. 20 in G major, op. 49 no. 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

or
33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C major, op. 120

or
15 Variations and Fugue in E-flat major, op. 35
 
Item 5
One or more works by Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ferdinand Ries, Carl Maria von Weber, Carl Czerny, Ignaz Moscheles, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger oder Richard Strauss.

Third round: Semi-final

Date: December 11, 2019
Participants: 6
Duration of recital: 40 minutes each

Item 6
One of the following sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven

No. 1 in F minor, op. 2 no. 1
No. 5 in C minor, op. 10 no. 1
No 6 in F major, op. 10 no. 2
No. 9 in E major, op. 14 no. 1
No. 10 in G major, op. 14 no. 2
No. 22 in F major, op. 54
No 24 in F sharp major, op. 78

Item 7
One or more works by Arnold Schönberg, Béla Bartók, Igor Strawinsky, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Sergej Prokofjew, Paul Hindemith, Viktor Ullmann, Hanns Eisler oder Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Chamber music final

Date: December 13, 2019
Participants: 3
Duration of recital: -

Item 8
A contemporary work, which was composed after 1980 (chosen by the performer, max. 10 minutes, must not be played from memory)
 
Item 9
One of the following piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, accompanied by chamber music partners Mkhail Ovrutsky (violin) and Grigory Alumyan (cello), members of the Beethoven Trio Bonn:

No. 1 in E flat major, op. 1
No. 2 in G major, op. 1
No. 3 in C minor, op. 1
No. 4 in D major, op. 70
No. 5 in E flat major, op. 70

Final round

Date: December 14, 2019
Participants: 3
Duration of recital: --

Item 10
Piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven
No.1 in C major, op. 15 and No. 3 in C minor, op.37

or
No.2 in B flat major op. 19 and No. 4 in G major op.58

or
No. 5 in E flat major op. 73 and the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 61 (version for piano)

The jury will decide which work shall be performed in the final

General comments about the competition rounds:

With the exception of contemporary works from the twenty-first century, the solo repertoire is to be performed by heart in all competition rounds. The jury reserves the right to interrupt the performances if they overrun.

The competitors will have the opportunity to practice and rehearse on site.

All rounds of the competition, with the exception of the preliminary round, are public. The public are allowed to enter only between performances.

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