Past Competitions

THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF TOKYO, JAPAN 1994

Required Repertoire

【Preliminary Screening (recorded audition)】

The following three pieces should be performed and recorded:

  1. J.S.Bach Sonata for Oboe solo (original: Flute) in g-minor BWV.1020
    2nd and 3rd movement
  2. R.Schumann 3 Romanzen for Oboe and Piano op.94 Nr.2
  3. B.Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid op.49 Nr.4 “Bacchus”
【First Stage】

The following three pieces should be performed:

  1. H.Dutilleux Sonata pour Hautbois et Piano 1st and 2nd movement
  2. A.Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in C-Major RV.447 1st movement
  3. B.Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid op.49
    Nr.5 “Narclssus” and Nr.6 “Arethusa”※
【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) R.Strauss Concerto for Oboe※
    (b) B.Martinu Concerto for Oboe※
    (c) D.Milhaud Concerto for Oboe※
    (d) B.A.Zimmermann Concerto for Oboe※
  3. Choose one from the following pieces:
    (a) A.Pasculli Gran Concerto su temi dall`opera “I vesperi siciliani” di Verdi
    (b) F D.Milhaud Sonatine
    (c) L.Berio Sequenza Ⅶ
    (d) K.Stockhausen In Freundschaft※
【Final Stage 】

The following three pieces should be performed:

  1. J.S.Bach Sonata in g-minor BWV.1030b
  2. A.Dorati Duo concertante for Oboe and Piano

N.B

  1. It would be desirable to perform by memory from the set pieces stated above (marked with※)
  2. With the exception of unaccompanied pieces, all pieces are to be accompanied by piano. (Tuned to A =442).
    However, in the Final Stage the Bach piece 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 two test pieces chosen by the contestant to be performed at the 2nd Preliminary Stage in the blank space provided in the Application Form.