Repertoire String Quartets

 

First Round (pre-selection)

Audio-Video (DVD) recording  of one string quartet  each from groups A, B, and C (unedited  live videos only).

Composer - Works

 

A) Joseph Haydn: One string quartet from groups 1, 2 or 3 (may also be performed in one of the other rounds)*
*For the grouping please check the table below!

B) Franz Schubert:

D 804  A minor (Rosamunde), 1st movement
D 810  D minor (Death and the Maiden), 1st movement
D 887  G major, 1st movement

C) One freely chosen piece (published work; complete with all movements)

 

Second Round

One string quartet  each from groups D, E, and  F.

The order of the chosen works is to be set by the ensemble.

Composer - Works

 

D) Joseph Haydn: One string quartet  from groups; 1, 2 or 3 excluding the quartets performed  in the semi-final and final rounds
*For the grouping please check the table below!

E) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:

op.12     E flat major
op.13     A minor
op.44/1  D major
op.44/2  E minor
op.44/3  E flat major
op.80     F minor

Robert Schumann:

op.41/1  A minor
op.41/2  F major
op.41/3  A major

Johannes Brahms:

op. 51/1 C minor
op. 51/2 A minor
op. 67    B flat major

Antonin Dvořák:

op. 34    D minor
op. 51    E flat major
op. 61    C major
op. 80    E major
op. 96    F major
op. 105  A flat major
op. 106  G major

F)  Commissioned piece (max. 10 min):

This piece will be the winning  entry from a composing competition  run by the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna / Institute of Composition and Electroacoustics.

The score of the winning composition  will be sent together  with  ensembles‘ invitations to the competition‘s  second round.
 

Semi-final

One string  quartet  each from  groups G, H, and I.

The order of the chosen works is to be set by the ensemble.

Composer - Works

 

G) Joseph Haydn: One string quartet  from groups 1, 2 or 3 excluding the quartets performed  in the second and final rounds*
*For the grouping please check the table below!

H) Ludwig van Beethoven:

op. 18/1 F major
op. 18/2 G major
op. 18/3 D major
op. 18/4 C minor
op. 18/5 A major
op. 18/6 B flat major
op. 59/1 F major
op. 59/2 E minor
op. 59/3 C major
op. 74 E flat major
op. 95 F minor
op. 127 E flat major
op. 130 B flat major including "Grand Fugue" as final movement
op. 131  C sharp minor
op. 132 A minor
op. 135 F major

I) Franz Schubert: Quartett-movement C minor D 703

 

Final round

One string quartet  each from groups J, K and  L.

The order of the chosen works is to be set by the ensemble.

Composer - Works

 

J) Joseph Haydn:

One string quartet  from groups 1, 2, or 3 excluding the quartets performed  in the second and the semi-final rounds
*For the grouping please check the table below!

K) Wolfgang A. Mozart:

One of the 23 string quartets

L) Bela Bartok:

1st string quartet  op.7   Sz 40 (1908–1909)
2nd string quartet op.17 Sz 67 (1915–1917)
3rd string quartet  Sz 85 (1927)
4th string quartet  Sz 91 (1928)
5th string quartet  Sz 102 (1934)
6th string quartet  Sz 114 (1939)

Alban Berg:

string quartet op.3
"Lyric Suite for String Quartet"

Rainer Bischof1: string quartet op.58

Henri Dutilleux:

string quartet
"Ainsis la Nuit"

Gottfried v. Einem:

5th string quartet

Iván Eröd1:

3rd string quartet

Ernst Krenek:

3rd string quartet
7th string quartet

György Ligeti:

1st string quartet
2nd string quartet

Witold Lutoskawski:

string quartet

Arnold Schönberg:

1st string quartet
3rd string quartet
4th string quartet

Dmitri Schostakowitsch:

op.138 B flat minor
op.142 F sharp major
op.144 E flat minor

Karl Schiske:

1st string quartet
2nd string quartet

Erich Urbanner1:

3rd string quartet
4th string quartet
5th string quartet
6th string q
uartet

Anton Webern:

op.28
op.5 and op.9 (if selected both works must be played)

Egon Wellesz1:

6th string quartet


Alexander Zemlinsky:

2nd string quartet
3rd  string quartet
4th  string quartet

1 These works have been published by Doblinger Music Publishing Doblinger Music Publishing

 

*Grouping of the String Quartets of J. Haydn

From the following  groups  1, 2, and 3, ONE WORK EACH is to be prepared and to be presented, with the decision on which of the three quartets is to be played in each round left up to each ensemble. One of these three pieces may also be used in the first round (pre-selection DVD).

Group - Works:

1: Hob: III /1-43  (op.1 to op.42, excluding op. 3)

2: Hob: III /44-74 (op.50 to op.74, excluding op.51)

3: Hob: III/75-83    (op.76, op.77 and op.103)