I ROUND

 

1. One Prelude and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach selected from:

  • WTC I (BWV 846-69): C sharp minor, E flat major, E flat minor;
  • WTC II (BWV 870-93): C sharp minor, E minor, F sharp minor, A flat major, G sharp minor.

 

2. One virtuoso etude by:

  • Frédéric Chopin Op.10, Op.25 (except No.3, No.6 from Op.10 and No. 7 from Op.25) 
  • Ferenc Liszt;
  • Sergej Rachmaninov (except No 8. G minor and No. 3 C minor from op. 33; No. 2 A minor, No. 7 C minor from op. 39).

 

3. Sonata selected from:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (except No.1 Op.2, No.1 Op.10, No.1 and No. 2 Op.49, Op.79, Op.106);
  • Joseph Haydn – E flat major, C major and E flat major,  Hob. XVI / 49, 50, 52;
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (except KV 135, KV 545).

 

4. Pieces by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis selected from (duration - 5 minutes):

  • DK39 – VL169
  • DK55-II – VL182a
  • DK57 – VL184
  • DK60 – VL186
  • DK61 – VL187
  • DK133-II – VL239
  • DK146 – VL256
  • DK153 – VL260
  • DK156 – VL264
  • DK236 – VL294
  • DK251 – VL307
  • DK282 – VL304
  • DK283 – VL318
  • DK284 – VL319
  • DK291 – VL325
  • DK309 – VL335
  • DK314 – VL338
  • DK316 – VL339
  • DK318 – VL340
  • DK322 – VL342
  • DK323 – VL343
  • DK324 – VL344
  • DK184 – VL269-271
  • DK279 – VL317 („Sea“, cycle of small landscapes)

Note: Pieces specified in points 1 and 3 must be performed without repetitions. Competitors are free to choose the order of performance of their programme. The Jury will listen to one or two movements of sonatas. The programme of the 1st Round is limited to 45 minutes, calculating the full duration of the sonata.

 

II ROUND

1. Pieces by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis selected from (duration - 10 minutes):

  • DK39 – VL169
  • DK55-II – VL182a
  • DK57 – VL184
  • DK60 – VL186
  • DK61 – VL187
  • DK133-II – VL239
  • DK146 – VL256
  • DK153 – VL260
  • DK156 – VL264
  • DK236 – VL294
  • DK251 – VL307
  • DK282 – VL304
  • DK283 – VL318
  • DK284 – VL319
  • DK291 – VL325
  • DK309 – VL335
  • DK314 – VL338
  • DK316 – VL339
  • DK318 – VL340
  • DK322 – VL342
  • DK323 – VL343
  • DK324 – VL344
  • DK184 – VL269-271
  • DK279 – VL317 („Sea“, cycle of small landscapes)
  • DK293 – VL345 (Fugue in B-flat minor)

Note: Participants competing for the special prize awarded for the best performance of M.K. Čiurlionis’ pieces in the 2nd Round must perform M.K. Čiurlionis’ Fugue in B-flat minor, VL 345.

 

2. A piece by Lithuanian composer written especially for the current or previous M. K. Čiurlionis competition:

A piece written especially for the 2023 competition will be written until the 1 March 2023.

  • Julius Andrejevas. "An Engraving".
  • Vladas Bagdonas. "Water - Colour, Clown's Dance".
  • F. Bajoras „Sideralis“.
  • Vytautas Barkauskas. "Legend About M.K. Čiurlionis".
  • Vytautas Barkauskas. "The Second Legend About Čiurlionis".
  • Vytautas Barkauskas. "The Third Legend About Čiurlionis".
  • V. Bartulis ''Hanami''.
  • Kęstutis Bieliukas. "A Pastorale".
  • Ričardas Biveinis. "A Vision".
  • Algirdas Martinaitis. "The Pool of Siloam".
  • Vytautas Montvila. "Altar".
  • Vytautas Montvila. "Mirage".
  • Alvidas Remesa. "Stygmatas. Five Miniatiures For Piano".
  • Anatolijus Šenderovas. "M.K. Čiurlionis’ Sketches".
  • Raminta Šerkšnytė. "Three Ostinato Preludes".
  • Juozas Širvinskas. "From Unperformed Paintings. Bell of Hope and Anxiety".
  • Stasys Vainiūnas. "Lament".

Note: No less than 3 sketches may be chosen from A. Šenderovas' piece “M.K. Čiurlionis’ Sketches”.

 

3. One or several pieces by 19th - 21st-century composers.

Note: The programme of the 2nd Round is limited to 50-60 min. Competitors are free to choose the order of performance of their programme.

The I Round pieces cannot be repeated in the II Round!

 

FINAL

One concerto for piano and orchestra from the list below:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; No.4 in G major, Op. 58; No.5 in E flat major, Op. 73.
  • Robert Schumann: A minor, Op. 54.
  • Johannes Brahms: No. 1, D minor, Op. 15; No. 2 in B-dur, op. 83.
  • Frédéric Chopin: No. 1, E minor, Op. 11; No. 2, F minor, Op. 21.
  • Ferenc Liszt: No. 1 in E flat major, No. 2 in A major.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23.
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: No. 2 in G minor.
  • Sergej Rachmaninov: No.3 in D minor, Op. 30; No. 2 in C minor op. 18; Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 43.
  • Sergej Prokofiev: No.3 in C major, Op. 26.
  • M. Ravel: in G-dur, M.83

Note: All pieces in all rounds must be performed by memory.

 


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