Past Competitions

THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF TOKYO, JAPAN 1988

Required Repertoire

【Preliminary Screening (recorded audition)】

The following three pieces should be performed and recorded:

  1. A.Vivaldi Sonata No.6 in g-minor from “Ⅱpastor fido” 3rd and 4th movements
  2. R.Schumann 3 Romanzen for Oboe and Piano op.94 Nr.1
  3. B.Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid op.49 Nr.1 “Pan”
【First Stage】

The following three pieces should be performed:

  1. C.Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D-Major op.166 2nd and 3rd movements
  2. J.Haydn Concerto in C-Major 1st movement
    *Should be performed from memory
  3. B.Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid op.49 Nr.4 “Bacchus” and Nr.5 “Narcissus”
【Second Stage】

The following three pieces should be performed:

  1. W.A.Mozart Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C-Major KV.314 (285d)
  2. Choose one from the following pieces:
    (a) J.S.Bach Sonata for Oboe solo (original: Flute) in g-minor BWV.1020
    (b) G.F.Handel Sonata in e-minor (New Nova Edition)
    (c) A.Vivaldi Sonata for Oboe in c-minor
    (d) G.Ph.Telemann Trio Sonata in E-flat Major (Sikorski Edition)
  3. Choose one from the following pieces:
    (a) H.Dutilleux Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano
    (b) F.Poulenc Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano
    (c) D.Milhaud Sonatine
    (d) A.Ponchielli Capriccio
    (e) J.W.Kalliwoda Morceau de Salon
  4. Choose one from the following pieces:
    (a) L.Berio Sequenza Ⅶ
    (b) Isang Yun Piri for Oboe solo
    (c) K.Stockhausen In Freundschaft
    (d) A.Castiglioni Alef Komposition
    (e) M.Shinohara Reflexion
【Final Stage (accompanied by orchestra)】

The following two pieces should be performed:

  1. R.Strauss Concerto for Oboe
    *Should be performed from memory
  2. J.S.Bach Sonata in g-minor BWV.1030b

N.B

  1. Of the above pieces, concerti (marked with※) are to be played from memory.
  2. With the exception of unaccompanied pieces, all pieces are to be accompanied by piano. However, pieces 2 (a)~(d) in the 2nd Preliminary Stage and piece (b) in the Final Stage may be accompanied by cembalo.
    [Type of cembalo provided = Atelier von Nagel (William Dowd-Paris) French Double Manual Harpsichord, After “N. et Francoise Blanchet 1730”]
    (Tuned to A=442)
  3. Please write out the titles of the three test pieces chosen by the contestant to be performed at the 2nd Preliminary Stage in the blank space provided in the Application Form.