XI Witold Lutosławski
International Cello Competition
Warsaw, January 30 - February 10, 2018

Programme

First Stage

1. Witold Lutosławski - Sacher Variation for violoncello solo (PWM/Chester)
2. Frederic Chopin - Largo from Sonata in G minor op. 65
3. Johann Sebastian Bach - Allemande and Courante from one of Suites for cello solo BWV 1007-1012
4. Luigi Boccherini - One of the Sonatas for Cello solo and basso to the competitor's choice

The Competition will provide the basso cellist. The Competitors may also bring their own accompanying cellist.
NB Repertoire in the First Stage has to be played by heart

Second Stage

1. Witold Lutosławski - Grave (PWM/Chester)

    2 & 3 One piece from group 2.A and one piece from group 3.A or one piece from group 2.B and one piece from group 3.B
  • Total duration of these two pieces should not exceed 30 min.
    2.A. Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in C major op.102
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in D major op.102
  • Franz Schubert - Sonata in A minor " Arpeggione "
  • Frideric Chopin - Sonata in G minor op.65
    2.B. Benjamin Britten - Sonata in C major op.65
  • Witold Szalonek - Sonata for Cello and Piano (PWM)
  • Alfred Schnittke - Sonata (1978)
    3.A. Jerzy Bauer - Sonata in one movement for cello and piano (1982) (PWN EDITION)
  • Jerzy Bauer - TO for Cello and Piano(2006) (copy of the score will be send by Composer on candidate's request)
  • Bela Bartok - I. Rhapsody for Cello and Piano
  • Henri Dutilleux - Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
  • Andrzej Krzanowski - Relief V for Cello solo (1986) (PWM EDITION)
  • Krzysztof Penderecki - Divertimento for Cello solo (1994) (Schott
  • Marta Ptaszyńska - Moon flowers for Cello and Piano (1986) (PWM EDITION)
  • Paweł Szymański - A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E
    3.B. Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro op.70
  • Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke op.73
  • Robert Schumann - Fünf Stücke im Volkston op.102
  • Antonin Dvořák - Rondo in G minor op.94

4. ................................ (5')

Piece commissioned for the XI Competition;
will be available from November 1, 2017
NB In the Second Stage only Grave by Witold Lutosławski has to be played by heart.

Final

    1A. Witold Lutosławski - Concerto for cello and orchestra
    1B. One of the following Concertos:
  • Carl Philippe Emanuel Bach - Concerto No. 3 in A major, Wq. 172 (H439)
  • Antonín Kraft - Concerto in C major op. 4
  • Joseph Haydn - Concerto in C major Hob. VIIb/1
  • Joseph Haydn - Concerto in D major Hob. VIIb/2

All concertos except Cello Concerto by Witold Lutosławski have to be played by heart.