Repertoire

I. Preliminaries: All Competition participants will be required to play A, B, C, and D. Performance time may not exceed 45 minutes.

A. J. S. Bach—One of the following unaccompanied works:

    1. Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
    2. Allemanda and Double, Corrente and Double from the Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
    3. Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
    4. Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
    5. Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
    6. Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau, Menuet I. II. from the Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

B. N. Paganini—Any two Caprices for unaccompanied violin. Please note, you will be required to play both Caprices, but you may choose whether to perform them together or separately.

OR

N. Milstein—Paganiniana Variations

OR

H. W. Ernst – No. 6 from Six Polyphonic Etudes: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer

OR

One Paganini Caprice of your choice AND
H. W. Ernst – Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26
(You may choose whether to perform them together or separately.)

C. One of the following piano-violin sonatas of W. A. Mozart (to be performed without repeats except where noted):

    1. Sonata in G major, K. 301
      – Repeats in 2nd movement Allegro at bar 90 and 114 are acceptable
    2. Sonata in E-flat major, K. 302
      – First repeat in 2nd movement Rondeau at bar 16 is acceptable.
    3. Sonata in C major, K. 303
    4. Sonata in E minor, K. 304
      – Repeats in 2nd movement Tempo di Menuetto at bar 110 and 128 are acceptable.
    5. Sonata in A major, K. 305

OR

F. Schubert – Sonatina in D major, Op. 137, No. 1 (to be performed without repeats)

D. Any one of the following encore works for violin with piano accompaniment:

    1. J. Achron—Hebrew Melody (arr. L. Auer)
    2. C. Chaminade—Sérénade espagnole (arr. F. Kreisler)
    3. F. Chopin—Nocturne in C-sharp minor (arr. N. Milstein)
    4. F. Chopin—Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 (transcribed in D major, A. Wilhelmj)
    5. S. Coleridge-Taylor – Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (Transcribed by M. Powell)
    6. C. Debussy—Beau soir (arr. J. Heifetz)
    7. C. Debussy—La fille aux cheveux de lin
    8. A. Dvořák—Allegro Moderato from Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, No. 1
    9. E. Elgar—Salut d’Amour (D or E major), Op. 12
    10. E. Elgar—Romance, Op. 1
    11. M. de Falla—Nana from Suite populaire espagnole (arr. P. Kochanski)
    12. G. Fauré—Berceuse in D, Op. 16
    13. G. Gershwin—Prelude No. 2 (arr. J. Heifetz)
    14. G. Gershwin—Summertime (arr. J. Heifetz)
    15. G. Gershwin—Bess, You is My Woman Now (arr. J. Heifetz)
    16. J. Massenet – Méditation from “Thaïs”
    17. F. Mendelssohn—Song Without Words, Op. 62, No. 1 (arr. F. Kreisler)
    18. M. T. von Paradis—Siciliana
    19. M. Ravel—Kaddisch (arr. L. Garban)
    20. M. Ravel—Pièce en forme de Habanera (arr. G. Catherine)
    21. P. de Sarasate—Playera
    22. R. Schumann—Abendlied (arr. J. Joachim)
    23. J. Sibelius—Nocturne, Op. 51, No. 3 (arr. M. Press)
    24. J. Sibelius—Romance, Op. 78, No. 2a
    25. P. I. Tchaikovsky—Mélodie in E-flat major, from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42, No. 3
    26. P. I. Tchaikovsky—Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6
    27. R. Wagner—Albumblatt (arr. A. Wilhelmj)

II. Semi-Finals: The sixteen semi-finalists will be required to perform a recital program that may not exceed 75 minutes total performance time. The recital must include A, B, C, and D.

A. One of the following violin-piano sonatas of L. van Beethoven:

    1. Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12
    2. Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12
    3. Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12
    4. Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
    5. Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24
    6. Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30
    7. Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30
    8. Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30
    9. Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47
    10. Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

B. One violin-piano sonata from the following list:

    1. B. Bartók—Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75
    2. B. Bartók—Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76
    3. J. Brahms—Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
    4. J. Brahms—Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
    5. J. Brahms—Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
    6. F. Busoni— Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a
    7. A. Copland—Sonata
    8. J. Corigliano—Sonata
    9. C. Debussy—Sonata No. 3 in G minor
    10. G. Enescu – Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 25
    11. G. Fauré—Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
    12. C. Franck—Sonata in A major
    13. E. Grieg – Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
    14. E. Grieg – Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
    15.  L. Janáček—Sonata
    16. L. Kirchner—Sonata Concertante
    17. F. Poulenc—Sonata, FP 119
    18. S. Prokofiev—Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
    19. S. Prokofiev—Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a
    20. M. Ravel—Sonata in G major
    21. C. Saint-Saëns—Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75
    22. F. Schubert—Duo in A major, Op. 162
    23. F. Schubert—Fantasy in C major, Op. 159
    24. E. Schulhoff – Sonata No. 2, WV 91
    25. R. Schumann—Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
    26. R. Schumann—Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121
    27. R. Strauss—Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
    28. I. Stravinsky—Duo Concertant
    29. I. Stravinsky—Divertimento

C. One of the following works:

    1. B. Bartók—Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117
    2. B. Bartók—Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86
    3. B. Bartók—Rhapsody No. 2, Sz. 89
    4. A. Bazzini—La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
    5. E. Chausson—Poème, Op. 25
    6. J. Corigliano—The Red Violin Caprices
    7. A. Dvořák – Romantische Stücke, Op. 75
    8. J. Hubay—Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3
    9. E. W. Korngold – Four Pieces from Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Op. 11
    10. W. Lutosławski—Subito
    11. O. Messiaen —Fantasie for Violin and Piano
    12. N. Paganini—I Palpiti, Op. 13
    13. S. Prokofiev—Sonata for Solo Violin in D major, Op. 115
    14. M. Ravel—Tzigane
    15. C. Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe – Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52
    16. C. Saint-Saëns—Havanaise, Op. 83
    17. C. Saint-Saëns—Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
    18. E. Salonen—Lachen verlernt
    19. P. de Sarasate—Caprice basque, Op. 24
    20. P. de Sarasate—Carmen Fantasy
    21. A. Schnittke – A Paganini
    22. A. Schoenberg—Phantasy, Op. 47
    23. F. Schubert—Rondo in B minor, Op. 70
    24. E. Schulhoff – Sonata for Solo Violin, WV 83
    25. C. Schumann – Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
    26. R. Schumann – Phantasie in C major, Op. 131 (arr. Kreisler)
    27. I. Stravinsky—Suite italienne
    28. K. Szymanowski—Myths, Op. 30
    29. K. Szymanowski—Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28
    30. J. Tower – String Force
    31. F. Waxman—Carmen Fantasy (after Bizet)
    32. H. Wieniawski—Polonaise in D major, Op. 4
    33. H. Wieniawski—Polonaise brillante, in A major, Op. 21
    34. H. Wieniawski—Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16
    35. E. Ysaÿe—One of the sonatas for solo violin, Op. 27
    36. E. Ysaÿe – Poème de l’extase, Op. 21
    37. E.T. Zwilich – Fantasy for Solo Violin

D. The 2022 Commissioned Work by John Harbison will be sent to each Participant at least two months prior to the Competition.

III. Classical Finals: Each of the six Laureates will perform one classical concerto with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.

    1. J. Haydn—Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major
    2. W. A. Mozart—Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207
    3. W. A. Mozart—Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211
    4. W. A. Mozart—Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
    5. W. A. Mozart—Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
    6. W. A. Mozart—Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Each of the six Laureates will also perform one of the following Kreisler works with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.

    1. F. Kreisler—Liebesfreud (orch. J. Kuusisto)
    2. F. Kreisler—Liebesleid (orch. J. Kuusisto)
    3. F. Kreisler—Schön Rosmarin (orch. J. Kuusisto)
    4. F. Kreisler—Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto)
    5. F. Kreisler—Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto)
    6. F. Kreisler—La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto)

IV. Finals: Each of the six Laureates will perform one of the following works with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

    1. S. Barber—Violin Concerto, Op. 14
    2. B. Bartók—Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112
    3. L. van Beethoven—Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
    4. J. Brahms—Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    5. M. Bruch—Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26
    6. M. Bruch—Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
    7. A. Dvořák—Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
    8. A. Glazunov—Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
    9. E. Korngold—Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
    10. E. Lalo—Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 (All 5 movements)
    11. F. Mendelssohn—Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    12. N. Paganini — Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
    13. S. Prokofiev—Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
    14. S. Prokofiev—Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
    15. D. Shostakovich—Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
    16. J. Sibelius—Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
    17. P. I. Tchaikovsky—Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
    18. W. Walton—Violin Concerto
    19. H. Wieniawski—Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 14
    20. H. Wieniawski—Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Please Note
Repertoire list is subject to change.
Pieces will only be added, not subtracted.