New York Philharmonic viola audition


Audition information

Position
Assistant principal viola
Application deadline
August 31, 2017
Audition date
September 12–24, 2017
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(Posted on May 19, 2017; last updated 2 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Any movement from an unaccompanied J. S. Bach cello suite or viola sonata or partita
One of the following solo movements
BartókViola Concerto
  • Mvt. I
HindemithDer Schwanendreher
  • Mvt. I
WaltonViola Concerto
  • Mvt. I
Orchestral repertoire
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 1–10
  • Mvt. II: 23–37
  • Mvt. II: 49–59
  • Mvt. II: 72–86
  • Mvt. II: 99–106
BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Variation 5
  • Variation 7
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. III: 125–155
  • Mvt. III: H–353
  • Mvt. IV: BD
  • Mvt. IV: 217–232
BrucknerSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: C–84
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 614
GlinkaRuslan and Lyudmila
  • Overture: beginning–C
MahlerSymphony No. 10
  • Beginning to 1
  • 12 for 10 measures
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Scherzo: 1–D
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 134–E
RachmaninoffSymphony No. 2 in e, Op. 27
  • Mvt. II: 33 to 1 before 34
  • Mvt. II: 4 before 35 to the end of the passage
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. I: 1 after 15 to 17
  • Mvt. I: 3 after 22 to 25
  • Mvt. I: 36 to 3 after 38
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • Beginning to five before D
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 77 to 4 after 79
  • 1 before 85 to 5 after 85
  • Pickup to 94 to 6 before 98
StraussSalome
  • Dance of the Seven Veils: C to 3 after K
Chamber music
MozartDivertimento in E♭ Major, K. 563
  • Mvt. I
Assistant principal excerpts
ElgarEnigma Variations
  • Var. VI: 1 after 20 to 22
  • Var. X: solo at 39
EnescuRomanian Rhapsody No. 1
  • 1 after 7 to 8
GinasteraVariaciones concertantes, Op. 23
  • Variation No. 5: 32 to 4 after 38
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. III: beginning–1
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
  • Mvt. V: 1 before 44 to 2 before 45
PucciniManon Lescaut
  • Act III, intermezzo: 1–1
RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • Mvt. V: 5 after 2 to 4 before 4
StraussDon Quixote
  • Introduction: 6–end
  • Var. VII
  • Var. IX: 6972
  • Solo 3 after 14 to 18
  • Solo in var. III at 34
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