The Muri Competition 2013


In April 2013, the first international competition for oboe and bassoon will be held in the Swiss town of Muri.
For nine days, talented young soloists from around the world will compete for prestigious prizes and titles. Under the auspices of Heinz Holliger and David Zinman, an international jury composed of renowned soloists and university professors will ensure the outstanding quality of the competition. In the future, the competition shall be held every four years.

Bassoon Jury
– President: Matthias Rácz, Germany/Switzerland
– Gilbert Audin, France
– Dag Jensen, Norway/Germany
– Klaus Thunemann, Germany
– Carlo Colombo, Italy

The Muri Competition 2013 Repertoire Bassoon

CD Recording
Applicants are requested to submit a CD recording of the following two works together
with the required paperwork. Applications must arrive in Muri by November 30, 2012.
CD Recording (for primary selection)
1. A. Vivaldi: Sonata VII in A minor RV 44 – thereof 1. Largo – 2. Allegro poco
2. C. Jacobi: Introduction and Polonaise op. 9

First Round (20 minutes)
1. R. Schumann: Three Romances op. 94
R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 73
R. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro op. 70
2. M. Bitsch: Concertino for Bassoon and Piano (1948)
R. Boutry: Interference I for Bassoon and Piano (1972)

Second Round (35 minutes)
1. J. S. Bach: Partita BWV 1013 (transcr. William Waterhouse)
M. Corrette: Sonata for Bassoon and Basso Continuo op. 20 Nr. 1
J. S. Bach: Sonata BWV 1020 (transcr. for bassoon and basso continuo,
2. F. Berwald: Konzertstück op. 2
C. M. von Weber: Andante e Rondo ungarese op. 35
C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata op. 168
3. O. Berg: Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano (1995)
M. Schoof: 2 Impromptus for Bassoon and Piano (1992)
A . Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango (version for violoncello)
O . Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi (1953)

Semi-Final (30 minutes) with Chamber Ensemble (without conductor)
1. A. Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor RV 499
A . Vivaldi: Concerto in G Major RV 493
A . Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major RV 491
2. F. Krommer: Quartet in B flat major op. 46/1
F. Krommer: Quartet in E flat major op. 46/2
3. H. Holliger: KLAUS-UR Three Pieces for Bassoon solo (2001/02) – thereof: 3. Klaus-ur
I . Yun: Monologue for Bassoon solo (1983/84)
K. Stockhausen: In Friendship for Bassoon solo (1982)

Final Round with the Aargau Symphony Orchestra
A. Jolivet: Concerto for Bassoon, String Orchestra, Harp and Piano
J. Françaix: Concerto for Bassoon and 11 Strings