Audition Repertoire 2024

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A romantic or 20th century concerto or a concert piece 
Mozart: Concerto K 211, 216, 218 or 219 (1st mvt. with cadenza)

Bruckner: Symphony No 3, 2nd movement 122-141; 3rd movement scherzo 121-159

Mozart: Symphony No 39, Finale, Exposition

Strauss: "Don Juan", beginning to bar 62 (1st violin)

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie" Figure 138-141


A piece of your own choice 
Stamitz or Hoffmeister: concerto, 1st mvt with cadenza

Bruckner: Symphony No 3, 3rd mvt from beginning - Bar 80, Trio

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie" Figure 132-140

Mendelssohn: from "Ein Sommernachtstraum", 1st mvt. Scherzo

Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod, Bars 40-76

Mozart: “Die Zauberflöte”, Overture

A piece of your own choice

Brahms: from Symphony No. 2, 2nd mvt.

Debussy: from “La Mer”

Mendelssohn: from "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Scherzo, C-D and N-O

Smetana: from “Die verkaufte Braut”, Overture

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie" figures 73-74, 94-96

Koussevitsky: Concerto, 1st mvt.
Bottesini: Concerto 1st mvt.
Vanhal: Concerto for Double Bass, 1st mvt. with cadenza

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 3rd mvt

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 3 mvt scherzo

Mozart: from Symphony No. 40 g-Minor, 1st mvt.

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie" figure 11 until 4 bars after figure 12

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals No 5 ("The Elephant")


A piece of your own choice

Bizet: from "Carmen-Suite Nr. 1", Intermezzo

Brahms: from Symphony No 1, 4th mvt.

from Symphony No 4, 4th mvt.

Mendelssohn:  from “Ein Sommernachtstraum”, Scherzo

Ravel: from "Bolero", 16 before 1- end 1

Ravel: “Daphnis & Chloé”, 2nd suite, from bar 176

Saint-Saens: from "Le Carnaval des Animaux", Voliere

Beethoven: Symphony No 9, 4th mvt., Allegro assai vivace, Alla marcia

Rossini: Ouverture to “Semiramis”

Shostakovich: from Symphony No. 9, 2nd mvt.

3rd mvt.


A piece of your own choice

Beethoven: from Symphony No. 3 2nd mvt.

3rd mvt.

Brahms:  from „Violin Concerto“

Bruckner:  from Symphony No.5, 2nd mvt.

Ravel: „Le tombeau de couperin“, Prelude

Rossini: Ouverture to „La scala di seta“

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie", Figures 77-80 ("Auf dem Gipfel")

Dvoark: from Symphony No 9, 2nd mvt.

Strauss: from "Ein Heldenleben“


A piece of your own choice

Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 2nd mvt.

Kodaly:  from “Dances from Galanta”

Mendelssohn:  from “Sommernachtstraum”, Scherzo, Allegro Vivace

Mendelssohn: from Symphony No 3

Prokofieff: Peter and the wolf

Ravel:  from “Daphnis & Chloé”, Suite No 2

Ravel: from "Bolero" 3 to 4

Liszt: from “Dante Sinfonie”, 1st mvt. “Inferno”

Shostakovich:  from Violin Concerto No 1, 2nd mvt.


A piece of your own choice

Beethoven: from Symphony No 4, 4th mvt.

from Violin Concerto, 2nd mvt.

Mozart: Ouverture to “Le nozze di Figaro”

Ravel: from “Bolero”

Shostakovich: from Symphony No 9, 4th mvt.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 1st mvt.

Brahms:  Symphony No 1, 1st mvt.

Ravel: from “Ma mere l´oye”, 4th mvt.: “Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête”


Strauss: Concerto No. 1


Mozart: Concerto No 4 K 495

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The following excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No 6, 3rd mvt.

5th mvt.

Symphony No. 7, 1st mvt.

Brahms: Symphony No 2, 1st mvt. (1st AND 3rd horn)

Bruckner: Symphony No 4, 1st mvt.

2nd mvt.

Strauss: Till Eulenspielgel (1st AND 3rd horn)

Ein Heldenleben

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5, 2nd mvt.



Mozart: Concerto No 3 K 447


Neuling: Bagatelle

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The following excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No 7, 1st mvt., 2nd horn

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5, 17 – 21

Strauss: Don Quixote, var VII & VIII (2nd horn)

Ein Heldenleben (2nd AND 5th horn)

Wagner: Götterdämmerung, 2nd act, 2nd  scene, 2nd horn



Haydn: Concerto in E flat 1st mvt + Beginning 2nd mvt

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The following excerpts:

Beethoven: Leonore, Overtures No 2 & 3 (Signals)

Händel: from Music for the Royal Fireworks: “La Rejouissance”

Mahler: Symphony No 5, 1st mvt.

Symphony No 6, 1st mvt

4th mvt.

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Strauss: "Eine Alpensinfonie" "Auf dem Gletscher" - 75 onwards



David: Concerto

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The following excerpts:

Brahms: Symphony No 1, 4th mvt.

Mahler: Symphony No 3, 1st mvt. (solo)

Mozart: Requiem, Tuba mirum

Ravel: Boléro

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, “Der Genesende”

“Das Tanzlied”

Till Eulenspiegel, 31 and 37

Wagner:  Lohengrin, 3rd act, Prelude



Sachse: Concerto

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The following excerpts:

Haydn: The Creation, No. 26

Rossini: Overture to Gulgielmo Tell

Schumann: Symphony No. 3, 4th mvt.

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Wagner: Die Walküre, 3rd act, 1st scene: „Ride of the Valkyries“

3rd act, 2nd scene



Strauss: Horn Concerto op. 11


Vaughan Williams: Concert

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The following excerpts:

Berlioz: from “Symphonie fantastique” op. 14, 4th mvt.

5th mvt.

Bruckner: from Symphony No 7, 1st mvt.

2nd mvt.

4th mvt.

Mahler:  from Symphony No 1, 3rd mvt. (solo)

Strauss: from “Ein Heldenleben”

Wagner:  “Siegfried”, 2nd act, prelude


Beethoven: Symphony No 9, 1st mvt., coda

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, 2nd mvt.

Stravinksy: Le sacre du printemps, Finale (one player)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 1st mvt.

Prokofiev: Peter and the wolf, 49

Ravel: Bolero

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, 3rd mvt., D – J

4th mvt., P – R

Rossini: La gazza ladra, Overture

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, Introduction

Hindemith: Chamber Music No 1

Stravinksy The Firebird, Ballett, 1st act, 47 – 48 & 127 – 133

Debussy: La Mer, 2nd mvt.

3rd mvt.

Dukas: L´apprentí sorcier

Händel: Concerto B-flat Major, 1st and 2nd mvmt


Spohr: Fantasie C Minor, op. 53

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The following excerpts:

Bartok: from "Concerto for Orchestra", 4th mvmt

Berlioz: from "Symphonie Fantastique", 2nd mvmt

Strauss: Salomes Dance

Tchaikovsky: from "Der Nussknacker", 2. Act No 12 Valse of the Flowers, Cadenza

Wagner: from "Tristan und Isolde", "Liebestod"


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