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Cello 2021 - Semi Final Round

Victoria HallGeneva, 1204, Switzerland
Dates/times in Zurich time zone
Sunday 24 October 2021

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)

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