Repertoire A

1st Eliminatory Round

In this round each candidate will perform:

a) Prelude and Dance from one of the last three J.S. Bach’s suites. 

b) L. Boccherini(*): Each candidate will chose one fast from one of the following sonatas:

    •  Cello Sonata in C minor G.2
    •  Cello Sonata in A major G.4
    •  Cello Sonata in C major G.6
    •  Cello Sonata in E flat major G.10
    •  Cello Sonata in C major G.17
    •  Cello Sonata in B flat major G.565

c) Spanish compulsory work: Romanza by G. Giménez Download the score here

(*)Original version for two cellos. The piano and cello version will not be accepted. The organization will make available to the participants, free of charge, an accompanying cellist for Boccherini’s sonatas.

2nd Final Round

In this round each candidate will perform:

a) First movement with cadenza, if there was, from one of the following concertos for cello and orchestra:

    • A. Dvorak: Cello concerto in B minor Op.104.
    • R. Schumann: Cello concerto in A minor op.129
    • F.J. Haydn: Cello concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb 2
    • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a rococo theme Op. 33 (complete)

b) A slow movement from one of the following sonatas:

    • Shostakovich: Cello sonata in D minor Op. 40
    • Brahms: Cello sonata in F major, Nº 2 Op.99

c) A XXth century work from the following pieces:

    • Suite for violoncello solo by G. Cassadó. First movement and Sardana.
    • Sonata for violoncello solo by G. Ligeti. Whole work
    • Sonata for violoncello solo by G. Crumb. Two movements.
    • Sonata for violoncello solo Op.25 Nº3 by P. Hindemith. Three movements
    • B. Britten. Three movements from:

– Suite for violoncello solo Nº1 Op.72
– Suite for violoncello solo Nº2 Op.80
– Suite for violoncello solo Nº3 Op.87

  • Every contestant should bring their own accompanying pianist. The pianists suggested by the organization in this website can be contacted by the candidates.
  • All pieces must be performed by heart, except the sonatas for cello and piano.
  • Every candidate will have the chance to have a rehearsal with their pianist one day before the rounds. The lenght of the rehearsal will depend on the number of candidates and on the pianist´s availability.

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