Audition information

Position
Principal bass
Application deadline
October 20, 2021
Audition date
December 1–10, 2021
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(Posted on October 7, 2021; last updated 22 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Two contrasting movements from any J.S. Bach Cello Suite of the candidate’s choosing in original or transcribed key
One of the following concertos (with cadenzas)
BottesiniBass Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
KoussevitzkyBass Concerto
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
TubinDouble Bass Concerto
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
VanhalBass Concerto in D Major
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
Orchestral excerpts
BachViolin Concerto in E
  • Mvt. II: 1–10
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • 3 after 35 to 2 after 55
BeethovenSymphony No. 7, Op. 92
  • Mvt. I: 14–23
  • Mvt. I: 98–112
  • Mvt. I: 277–299
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III: 1–166
  • Mvt. IV: 294–318
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 114–125
  • Mvt. III
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 118–155
  • Mvt. I: 280–289
  • Mvt. IV: 244–279
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation H and Fugue: HL
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 43 to 1 after 47
MahlerSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 1–2
MendelssohnSymphony No. 4, “Italian”
  • Mvt. I: 41–90
  • Mvt. I: 265–287
  • Mvt. IV: 33–52
  • Mvt. IV: 166–179
MozartSymphony No. 40
  • Mvt. I: 114–134
  • Mvt. I: 191–225
  • Mvt. IV: 48–70
  • Mvt. IV: 229–246
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 40–97
  • Mvt. IV: 105–137
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
  • Mvt. V: 42–end
SalonenStockholm Diary
  • 188–217
SchubertSymphony No. 9, D. 944, “The Great”
  • Mvt. III: 1–65
  • Mvt. III: B to 7 after C
SibeliusSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1 to 11 before A
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 9 to 1 after 11
  • 4041
  • 5170
  • 7778
Orchestral solos
GinasteraVariaciones concertantes, Op. 23
  • Variation XI: 65 to 3 after 67
HaydnSymphony No. 31, “Horn Signal”
  • Mvt. IV: variation 7
MahlerSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III: 3 after 1 to 2 after 2
StravinskyPulcinella Suite
  • Mvt. VII
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