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Repertoire Liszt Competition 2020

 

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GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

1. The jury is looking for imaginative programming and repertoire choices;
2. Any piece played in the selection rounds may be repeated in a subsequent round;
3. Of course, the two recital programmes in the semifinal round must not contain any repertoire in common;
4. With the exceptions of the Busoni version of the Rapsodie espagnole and the Saint-Saëns version of Orpheus, no arrangements of Liszt’s music by other composers may be included in the candidates’ repertoires.

Phase 1.
INTERNATIONAL SELECTION ROUNDS

(6-18 September 2019) a solo recital of maximum 30 minutes – free choice of Liszt’s works, including one item from Category A and one from Category B and two from Category C:

CATEGORY A

a. Die Lorelei (2nd version)
b.Trois Caprices-Valses, 214: no. 1 Valse de bravoure
c. Pastorale – Schnitterchor, S508
d. Faribolo pastour, S236/1
e. La romanesca, S252a/ii
f. ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ Praeludium nach J S Bach, S179 [NOT S180]
g. Vexilla Regis prodeunt, S185
h. Mephisto-Waltz no. 3, S216
i. Trauervorspiel und Trauermarsch, S206
j. Cantique d’amour, S173/10
k. Dem Andenken Petöfis.Petöfi Szellemenek, S195
and Bagatelle sans tonalité, S216a

CATEGORY B

a. Beethoven/Liszt: An die ferne Geliebte, S469 (complete)
b. Adelaïde von L. van Beethoven, S466iii [final version]
c. Trois Caprices-Valses, S214: no. 3 Valse de concert sur deux motifs de Lucia et Parisina
d. I puritani – Introduction et Polonaise de l’opéra de Bellini, S391
e. Marche funèbre et Cavatine de la Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, S398
f. Episode de la vie d’un artiste – Grande Symphonique fantastique par Hector Berlioz, S470: II Un bal
g. Episode de la vie d’un artiste – Grande Symphonique fantastique par Hector Berlioz, S470: IV Marche au supplice
h. Sarabande und Chaconne über Themen aus dem Singspiel Almira von G. F. Händel, S181
i. Schubert/Liszt: Die jonge Nonne, S558/6 and Die Taubenpost, S560/13

CATEGORY C

Two of the following Liszt song transcriptions from Beethoven’s Lieder von Goethe, S468 or Beethoven’s Geistliche Lieder von Gellert, S467:

• “Mignon”, Kennst du das Land, opus 75/1, S468/1
• “Mit einem gemalten Bande”, opus 83/3, S468/2
• “Freudvoll und leidvoll”, opus 84/4, S468/3
• “Mephistos Flohlied”, Es war einmal ein König, opus 75/3, S468/4
• “Wonne der Wehmut”, opus 83/1, S468/5
• “Die Trommel gerühret”, opus 84/1, S468/6
• “Gottes Macht und Vorsehung”, opus 48/5, S467/1
• “Bitten”, opus 48/1, S467/2
• “Bußlied”, opus 48/6, S467/3
• “Vom Tode”, opus 48/3, S467/4
• “Die Liebe des Nächsten”, opus 48/2, S467/5
• “Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur (Die Himmel rühmen)”, opus 48/3, S467/6

Phase 2.
THE FESTIVAL 

(14-22 March 2020) consisting of 3 recitals in which a maximum of 14 candidates will participate.

RECITAL 1
‘ORIGINALS’

Solo Recital (approximately 45’, maximum of 50’) – one of the following items, with free choice of any further piece(s) by Liszt or Beethoven:

a. Variationen über das Motif von J S Bach: ‘Weinen,
Klagen’, S180 AND Großes Konzertsolo, S176
b. Ballades 1 & 2, S170 & S171 AND Apparitions, S155/1-3
c. Années de pèlerinage III, S163/1-7
d. Two Polonaises, S222 AND Four Rapsodies
hongroises, S244/16, 17, 18 and 19
e. Légendes, S175/1 & 2 AND Scherzo und Marsch, S177
f. Trois Odes funèbres: Les morts, S516; La notte,
S516a; Le triomphe funèbre du Tasse, S517
g. Six Consolations, S172 AND Illustrations du
Prophète, S144: No. 2 – Les patineurs: Scherzo
h. Weihnachtsbaum, S186/1-12 i.
i Der Buch der Lieder für Piano Allein II, ‘Oh! Quand je dors’, S536; Comment, disaient-ils, S535; Enfant, si j’étais roi, S537; S’il est un charmant gazon, S538; La tombe et la rose, S539; Gastibelza, S540 and Die drei heiligen Könige – Marsch (aus Christus), S498b/2

RECITAL 2
‘ CHAMBER MUSIC’

Performance of trios with violin and cello – one of the following pairs of works:

a. Liszt: Tristia – La vallée d’Obermann, S378a (first version) and Beethoven: Allegretto in B flat major, WoO39
b. Liszt/Saint-Saens: Orpheus S98 and Beethoven: Trio in E flat major, WoO38
c. Liszt: Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 9, Pester Karnaval, S379 and Beethoven: Variations in E flat major, opus 44
d. Liszt: Tristia, S378c (third version) and Beethoven: Variationen über ‘Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’, opus 121a

RECITAL 3
‘TRANSCRIPTIONS’

Solo Recital (approximately 40’, maximum 45’) – one of the following items, with the added free choice (timings permitting) of any further Liszt transcriptions of other composers’ works:

a. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 1 in C major
b. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 2 in D Major
c. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464:
No. 3 in E flat major – movements 1, 2 & 3
d. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 3 in E flat major – movements 2, 3 & 4
e. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 4 in B Flat major
f. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 5 in C minor
g. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 6 in F Major
h. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 7 in A Major
i. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 8 in F major
j. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 9 in in D minor – movements 1, 2 & 3
k. Symphonies de Beethoven, S464: No. 9 in in D minor – movements 3 & 4
l. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op.106 (Hammerklavier)

Phase 3.
THE FINALS

consisting of two rounds, in which 3 candidates will participate:

SOLO FINAL
(25 March 2020)

A signature recital of up to 30 minutes, with completely free choice of works by Liszt (original pieces, fantasies or transcriptions) and/or Beethoven, but no Beethoven/ Liszt transcriptions. Pieces performed in earlier rounds may be included.

FINAL WITH ORCHESTRA
(28 March 2020)

Two concertante works by Liszt:
Obligatory work:

• Fantasie über Motive aus Beethovens Ruinen von
Athen, S122

and one of the following works:

a. Fantasie über Ungarische Volksmelodiën, S123
b. Rapsodie espagnole, S254 arr. for piano and orchestra by Busoni
c. Totentanz – Paraphrase über “Dies iræ”, S126ii

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