Bartók World Competition & Festival

Repertoire 2021

Qualifying round (video)

One movement of any of the following pieces:

Alban Berg

Lyric Suite

String Quartet, Op. 3

Benjamin Britten

String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36

String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94

Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 1 (ʻKreutzer Sonataʼ)

String Quartet No. 2 (ʻIntimate Lettersʼ)

Helmut Lachenmann

String Quartet No. 3 (ʻGridoʼ)

György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 1 (ʻMétamorphoses nocturnesʼ)

String Quartet No. 2

Witold Lutosławski

String Quartet

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F major

Arnold Schoenberg

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30

String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37

Dmitri Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117

String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144

Anton Webern

String Quartet, Op. 28

Five Movements, Op. 5 + Six Bagatelles, Op. 9

Alexander Von Zemlinsky

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15

 

Preliminary

The program needs to include:

a)      a Haydn quartet of any of the following pieces:

 

String Quartet No. 59 in G minor, Hob. III:74 [Op. 74/3] (ʻThe Riderʼ)

String Quartet No. 60 in G major, Hob. III:75 [Op. 76/1]

String Quartet No. 61 in D minor, Hob. III:76 [Op. 76/2] (ʻFifthsʼ)

String Quartet No. 63 in B-flat major, Hob. III:78 [Op. 76/4] (ʻSunriseʼ)

String Quartet No. 66 in G major, Hob. III:81 [Op. 77/1]

String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Hob. III:82 [Op. 77/2]

 

b)      a movement from any of Bartók’s string quartets

 

Semi-final

The program needs to include:

 

a)      a string quartet of any of the following pieces:

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74 (‘Harp’)

String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (‘Serioso’)

String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127

String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130 (last movement: Great Fugue, Op. 133)

String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130 (last movement: Allegro)

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

Johannes Brahms

String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51/2

String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat major, Op. 67

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 22

String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30

Antonin Dvořák

String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 (‘American’)

String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106

String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 12

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Franz Schubert

String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804 (‘Rosamunde’)

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’)

String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, D. 87

Robert Schumann

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41/2

String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41/3

Bedřich Smetana

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor (‘From my Life’)

Giuseppe Verdi

String Quartet in E minor

 

b)      one of the following pieces:

 

              Ádám Brandenburg: Distances *

              Okamoto Shinsuke: Calligraphy for Air and Ground *

 

*prize winning compositions of the Bartók World Competition – Composition – 2020 published  by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest. Parts will be provided by the competition secretariat. For information see the score on the website.

 

Final

The program needs to include:

a)      Schubert: Quartet Movement in C minor, D 703)

 

b)      a full Bartók quartet (might be the same as in the Preliminary):

String Quartet No. 1, Op.7, Sz. 40, BB 52

String Quartet No. 2, Op.17, Sz. 67, BB 75

String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85, BB 93

String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91, BB 95

String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB 110

String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119