Viola

Obligatory Repertoire
a. Standard Repertoire (audio recording)
One of the following works:
- J.S. Bach Two movements of a Suite for Cello or of a Sonata or Partita for Violin
- Brahms Two movements of one of the Sonatas with Piano (Nos. 1 or 2)
- Hindemith Sonata for Viola solo, Op. 25, No. 1, all three moevements (Schott)
- Bartók Viola Concerto, 1st or 2nd and 3rd movement (with piano accompaniment) (Boosey & Hawkes)
- Hindemith Der Schwanendreher, one movement of the candidate's choice (with piano accompaniment) (Schott)
- Walton Viola Concerto, C 22, one movement of the candidate's choice (with piano accompaniment) (OUP)
- Reger Suites for Solo Viola, Op. 131d, two movements of one suite (Henle)

b. Contemporary Solo Pieces (video recording/link)
One of the following works:
- Ligeti Sonata for Viola Solo, two movements of the candidate's choice (except the 5th) (Schott)
- Berio Sequenza VI (Universal Edition)
- Maderna Viola (Ricordi)
- B.A. Zimmermann Sonata for Solo Viola … an den Gesang eines Engels (Schott)*
- Scelsi Manto, two movements of the candidate's choice
- Pintscher In nomine. Übermalung for Viola solo (Bärenreiter)
- Grisey Prologue for Solo Viola (Ricordi)
- Sciarrino Tre notturni brillanti, one movement of the candidate's choice (Ricordi)
- Fujikura Engraving for Viola
- Threnody The victims of Tohoku Earthquake 2.11 (Schott)
- Kurtág Signs, Games, and Messages for Solo Viola, five pieces of the candidate’s choice (Editio Musica Budapest)

Optional Repertoire (audio or video recording)
One piece of the candidate’s choice written after 1950. Please include the score along with the recording.

* To see a performance of alumnus Tigran Sudzhiyants performing Zimmermann Sonata for Solo Viola, click here.

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