Bartók World Competition & Festival

Repertoire 2023

Video preselection: (2 pieces to be recorded and uploaded to the competition’s website)

 

1)

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76 (arranged by Zoltán Székely) – 3. Pe loc (Topogó/In One Spot)

or

Bartók–Országh: Hungarian Folksongs, BB 109

 

AND

 

2)

any movement from J. S. Bach: Violin Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001–1006

or

one piece from Paganini: 24 Caprices, Op. 1

 

LIVE ROUNDS

 

Preliminary:  2 pieces, cca. 20 min. programme

 

1)

at least one movement from Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94a

or

at least one movement from Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96a

 

AND

 

2)

any movement(s) from J. S. Bach: Violin Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001–1006 (except for the Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004)

 

 

Semi-final: 2 or 4 pieces, cca 35 min. programme (options a, b, or c)

 

a) 2 pieces:

One of the winner pieces of the Bartók World Competition for composers 2022 (7’) (see below)

AND

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, BB 84

 

b.) 2 pieces:

One of the winner pieces of the Bartók World Competition for composers 2022 (7’) (see below)

AND 

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124

 

c) 4 pieces:

-          One of the winner pieces of the Bartók World Competition for composers 2022 (7’) (see below)

AND

-          one movement from

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, BB 84  or,

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, BB 85 or

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 or

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano, BB 28 (1903)

AND

-          one virtuoso piece from the following lists

AND

-          first movement from any sonata from the following lists

 

 

Virtuoso pieces to the competitor’s choice:

Chausson: Poème, Op. 25

Ernst: The Last Rose of Summer

Ginastera: Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16

Paganini: Introduction and Variations on ‘Di tanti palpiti’ from Rossini's Tancredi, Op. 13 (ʻI palpitiʼ)

Paganini: Variations on a Theme from Süssmayr’s Il noce di Benevento, Op. 8 (‘Le streghe’)

Paganini: Introduction and Variations on ‘Nel cor più non mi sento’ from Paisiello’s La molinara/L’amor contrastato

Ravel: Tzigane

Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, Op. 83

Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D. 895 (Op. 70)

Waxman: Carmen Fantasie

Wieniawski: Polonaise de concert, Op. 4

Wieniawski: Polonaise brillante, Op. 21

Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante on Themes from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20

Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15

Ysaÿe: One of the Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27

Ysaÿe: Poème élégiaque, Op. 12

Ysaÿe: Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns

 

Sonatas to the competitor’s choice:

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 32 in B-flat major, K. 454

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 26 in B-flat major, K. 378/317d

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 35 in A major, K. 526

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D major, Op. 12/1

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12/3

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24  (‘Spring’)

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6 in A major, Op. 30/1

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

Dohnányi: Sonata for Violin and Piano in C-sharp minor, Op. 21

Enescu: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25

Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13

Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Lutosławski: Partita

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. posth.

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G major

Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D. 574 (Op. 162, ‘Grand Duo’)

Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18

Stravinsky: Divertimento (after The Fairy’s Kiss)

 

The winner pieces of Bartók World Competition – Composition 2022:

Kornél Thomas: Fun-Tasto: Reflection and Exhilaration

Veljko Nenadić: Two Movements – Impromptu and Prepetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

Scores will be provided by the competition secretariat. The recording of the pieces you can find by clicking the title.

 

Final: 1 concerto

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a

or

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117

or

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

or

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

or

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35