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First round:

1. J.S.Bach –  "The Art of Fugue" (one of the Contrapunctus);

2. One of Mozart's Sonatas;

3. Three virtuoso etudes (one of the each categories):

) S.Rachmaninov – .39 1 C minor; 3 F-sharp minor,  6 A minor, 9  D major

b) F.Chopin – .10 1, 2, 4, 8, 10;  .25   4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12

c) F.Lizst – Transcendental Etudes: No. 4 (Mazeppa), No. 5 (Feux Follets), No. 8 (Wilde Jagd), No. 12 (Chasse-Neige), No.10 (F minor), No.2 (A minor). 2 Konzertetüden, S.145 "Gnomenreigen" (Presto scherzando)

Second round will consist of two performance:

I -  Solo recital  

1. Virtuoso transcription (not exceeding 15 minutes);

2. One piece of large-scale form of composers  XX-XI centuries;

3. Jazz style small form piece (not exceeding 7 minutes).

II – Piano chamber music  (Piano Duo) 

One of the following pieces (first piano):

1.W.A.Mozart - Sonata for two pianos in D Major, .448

2. J.Brahms - Sonata in F minor for two pianos, Op. 34b (Transcription of Piano Quintet, Op. 34)

3. S.Rachmaninov - Suite for two pianos 1, op.5

4. S.Rachmaninov - Suite for two pianos 2, op.17

5. S.Rachmaninov - Symphonic dances (for two pianos), op.45

6. I.Stravinsky - Rite of Spring for two pianos 

In Chamber music performance a second pianist will be given.

Third round (to be performed with the orchestra)

One of the following concertos:

1. J. Brahms. Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, op.15 (1 part)

2. J. Brahms. Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, op.83 (1 and 2 parts)

3. F. Chopin. Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, op.11 (1 part)

4. F. Chopin. Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21 (1 part)

5. F. Liszt. Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major 

6 .F. Liszt. Piano Concerto No.2 in A major 

7. C. Saint-Saens. Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.22 (2 and 3 parts)

8. P. Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, op.23 (1 part)

9. . Ravel. Piano Concerto in G-dur   

10. S. Rachmaninov. Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30  (1 or 2 and 3 parts)

11. S. Prokofiev. Concerto No.1 in D flat major, op.10

12. S. Prokofiev. Concerto No.3 in C major, op.26 (1 part)

 

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