Cello 2021

24 October 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

Programme

CELLO COMPETITION 2021: SEMI-FINAL ROUND
(6 candidates, max. duration 60 minutes)      

  • One baroque sonata from the Appendix I
  • One contemporary work from the Appendix II
  • Rest of the programme at free choice.

Works already performed in other rounds may not be repeated (except those included in the preliminary round). Determining factors include originality, choice of repertoire and variety.


APPENDIX I

List of baroque sonatas at free choice for Semi-Final Round

  • J.S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G Maj BWV 1027 (with harpsichord)                 
  • J.S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Maj BWV 1028 (with harpsichord)                 
  • J.S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G min BWV 1029 (with harpsichord)                
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in C min G. 2 (with pianoforte)                   
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in A Maj G. 4 (with pianoforte)
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in G Maj G. 5 (with pianoforte)
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in C Maj G. 6 (with pianoforte)
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in A Maj G. 13 (with pianoforte)
  • L. Boccherini: Cello sonata in C Maj G. 17 (with pianoforte)

Pitch will be A=440 and the tuning system will be equal-temperament. For the Boccherini sonatas, please use the Ricordi (rev. Pater Noster) edition.

APPENDIX II
 
List of contemporary works at free choice for Semi-Final Round

  • Jonathan Harvey: ricercare una melodia, (avec électronique), Violoncello and electronics (1984)
  • Kaija Saariaho, Petals, Violoncello and electronics (1988)
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for violoncello solo (1960)
  • Krzysztof Penderecki: Capriccio per Siegfried Palm (1968)
  • Isang Yun: glissées (1970)
  • Helmut Lachenmann: pression (1969)
  • Michaël Jarrell:  ....some leaves....  (1999)                                             
  • Iannis Xenakis: Kottos (1977)
  • Tristan Murail: attracteurs étranges (1992)
  • Pascal Dusapin:  incisa (1982) 
  • Heinz Holliger: Trema (1981-83)
  • Elliott Carter: Figment (1994)
  • Isabel Mundry: Cellosolo (1997)
  • Youghi Pagh-Pahn: AA-GA I (1984)