15th International Mozart Competition Salzburg
String Quartet 3 - 9 February 2023
Repertoire

In principle we recommend that participants should use urtext editions. For works by W. A. Mozart candidates are expected to use the New Mozart Edition: http://www.nma.at/ Repetitions are at the discretion of the artists.

Video Preselection (35 – 45 minutes)

The video for the preliminary round must contain:
  1. One complete String Quartet by W. A. Mozart of the following list:

    K.387, K.421, K.428, K.458, K.465, K.499, K.575, K.589, K.590
  2. F. Schubert: Quartettsatz C minor, D.703

Please send a video of professional quality, not more than one year old, using one single steady camera setting with no interruption or changes (even between the different movements of the same work) and of course without editing of any kind.

1st Round (55 – 65 minutes)

  1. One complete String Quartet by J. Haydn to choose among his 6 String Quartet op. 20:
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet E flat major, op. 20 No. 1, Hob. III:31
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet C major, op. 20 No. 2, Hob. III:32
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet G minor, op. 20 No. 3, Hob. III:33
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet D major, op. 20 No. 4, Hob. III:34
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet F minor, op. 20 No. 5, Hob. III:35
    • J. Haydn: String Quartet A major, op 20 No. 6, Hob. III:36
  2. The 1st movement (Allegro) from W. A. Mozart’s String Quartet A major K. 464
  3. One of the following works by G. Kurtág:
    • 12 Mikroludes for String Quartet, op. 13
    • Officium breve, op. 28
    • Moments Musicaux, op. 44
  4. L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet F minor, op. 95 („Quartetto serioso“) (complete)

2nd Round (40-68 minutes)

  1. One complete String Quartet by B. Bartók to choose among his 6 String Quartets:
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, A minor, op. 7, Sz 40
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, A minor, op. 17, Sz 67
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, C sharp minor, Sz 85
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, C major, Sz 91
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 5, B flat major, Sz 102
    • B. Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, D major, Sz 114
  2. One complete String Quartet of your choice by R. Schumann or J. Brahms:
    • R. Schumann: String Quartet A minor, op. 41 Nr. 1
    • R. Schumann: String Quartet F major, op. 41 Nr. 2
    • R. Schumann: String Quartet A major, op. 41 Nr. 3
    • J. Brahms: String Quartet C minor, op. 51,1
    • J. Brahms: String Quartet A minor, op. 51, 2
    • J. Brahms: String Quartet B flat major major, op. 67

3rd Round / final (60 – 75 minutes)

A free concert program (60-75 minutes of music, approximately) of the candidate’s own choice, including at least, among all the works freely selected by the contestants, one of W. A. Mozart’s 10 late String Quartets (K.387 – K.590), and one piece written by a living composer.

Works that were performed in the previous rounds, including the Video preliminary round, are excluded.