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Repertoire

Wettbewerbsteilnehmer (2012) in der Meininger Schlosskapelle (2012) | Foto: Michael Reichel

The repertory  for the Hans von Bülow Piano Competition should be selected with the following composers in mind:

- composers whose works were masterfully interpreted by Hans von Bülow: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Tchaikovsky

- pieces by composers (including transcriptions and piano arrangements) who were connected to Meiningen: Hans von Bülow, Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Max Reger, Günter Raphael


Children up to age 13:

In the preliminary round (up to 15 minutes), compulsory electives include one etude and one piece or movement from the Classical period. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.

In the final round (up to 15 minutes) one Romantic piece is to be performed. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.


Children ages 14 to 15:

In the preliminary round (up to 15 minutes) compulsory electives include one etude and one piece or movement from the Classical period. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.

In the final round (up to 20 minutes) one Romantic piece is to be performed. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.


Young adults ages 16 to 17 :

In the preliminary round (up to 15 minutes) compulsory electives include one etude and one piece or movement from the Classical period. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.

In the final round (up to 25 minutes) one Romantic piece is to be performed. Additional pieces can be chosen freely. When multi-movement works are chosen, individual movements can be selected for performance.  


In the preliminary and final rounds, participants may choose the order of pieces; the program for the final concerts will be determined by the jury.