Clarinet repertoire

General information: Performing from memory is not mandatory.

1st round – Audio Recording – Listening Sessions

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  • Igor Stravinsky: 2nd and 3rd pieces for solo clarinet  (A clarinet required)


2nd round – Solo Clarinet Recital

  • Igor Stravinsky: Three pieces for solo clarinet (A clarinet required)
  • One of the following:

Luciano Berio: Lied

Valentino Bucchi: Concerto

Edison Denisov: Sonata

Franco Donatoni: Clair

Gaetano Donizetti:  Studio Primo

Béla Kovács: Hommage à R. Strauss

Béla Kovács: Hommage à Manuel de Falla

Șerban Marcu: Three sketches for solo clarinet

Marţian Negrea: Martie

Bruno Mantovani: Bug

Şerban Nichifor: Carnyx

Tiberiu Olah: Sonata

Heinrich Sutermeister: Capriccio

Jörg Widmann: Fantasie


Semifinal – Recital with Piano

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino, Op. 26
  • One of the following:

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120/1 (1st mov.)

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 120/2 (1st mov.)

Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie

Francis Poulenc: Sonata (2nd and 3rd mov.)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 167 (3rd & 4th mov.)

Robert Schumann: Phantasiestücke, Op. 73

  • One of the following

Luigi Bassi: Fantasia di concerto sopra motivi del Rigoletto

Jean Françaix: Theme and variations

André Messager: Solo de concours

Henri Rabaud: Solo de concours

Gioacchino Rossini: Introduction Theme and Variations


Final Round – with Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major KV. 622


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