Sunday, March 24, 2019

First Two Rounds Nielsen Watch Videos

Dear Flute Lovers,

Run don't walk oh excellent flute-lovers.
Here's the first round of this year's Nielsen competiton.
Love the Dutilleux Sonatine and the gorgeous close-up HD camera work.
Check it out; we all learn so MUCH!
Here is the link to all the videos:

Comments welcome, just use the comment button below. You can even link to the performance you're talking about! (For example: I just noticed thumbport and lefthand friction-grip, just like me, with this incredibly musical 18 yr old fluteplayer.)

Update Round 2: Sadly these films are still not online by April 28th 2019. Doh!
I had watched the Round 2 with "own compositions" based on flute solo literature LIVE, when the competition was on.
It was super fascinating. See below in the repertoire list for Round 2: "Playing around Nielsen" for how the flute-alone pieces were composed.
Note: Round 2 Replay films not on website for four weeks!
Calendar says "Replays coming soon" for round 2.
Update to Round 3 Wednesday March 27th:
Here are the 6 flutists chosen to advance to the semi final round of the Carl Nielsen Competition in Odense, Denmark. (thanks to Dianne Winsor for daily updates!)

Live streaming of the flutes resumes on 27 March, 2019

Rafael Adobas, 21, Spain
Matvey Demin, 25, Russia
Livia Duteba, 29, Hungary
Marley Eder, 27, USA
Josephine Olech, 24, France
Marianna Zolnacz, 19, Poland

Watch all films here in replay.

Also, really enjoyed this from their blog: Win Before Playing. Quote:

Rune Most, one of the distinguished judges on the Nielsen Flute panel, expressed this morning that judges often know who the winners are the moment they arrive on stage, before they’ve played a note. 
And that’s not because of the bios competitors supply with their applications, but because of the energy that arrives with the player. 

If true music is between the notes, as Mozart claimed, then spirit is before and around them. This energy, communicating differently in individual competitors, was particularly apparent in the candidates that progress to the next round as announced this evening. 

The confidence of authenticity and genuine discovery was obvious in the warm smiles of genuine enjoyment that passed between Joséphine Olech and her collaborative pianist Seung Won Lee; in the fluid physicality of Marianna Julia Żołnacz, in the edgy, controlled excitement of Rafael Adobas Bayog and the contained delicacy of Livia Duleba.  Notably strong ensemble work has been consistent in this two day first round. 

==========end quote

Most incredible energy for own composition (super inventive!) see this Bavog performance for flute alone of Nielsen Playing Around.


Pre-selection; To be recorded as video and uploaded before applications close 15 October 2018

Mozart, Amadeus Wolfgang: Flute Concerto in G, KV 313 – 1st movement until measure 149 and 2nd movement until measure 37, both with cadenzas; with piano accompaniment
Andersen, Joachim: 24 Etudes for Flute, Op. 15 – No. 3. in G major
Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto, FS 119, 1st movement – Cadenza, bar measure 146; without accompaniment

1st Round (24 players), with piano accompaniment
Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes

Thomas Larcher: New piece commissioned for the competition for flute and piano, to be announced later. Approx. 5 min.

from memory;
Sancan, Pierre: Sonatine
or Dutilleux, Henri: Sonatine
or Gaubert, Philippe: Ballade

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Play one sonata from the Organ Sonatas (for trio), arranged for flute and piano by W. and G. Kirchner-Bärenreiter Verlag. In consideration of the maximum performance time, feel free to omit repeats in the Bach sonatas.
Choose between:
    BWV 525
or BWV 526
or BWV 529
or BWV 530

2nd Round (12 players), with piano accompaniment
Put together a program based on the choices below. Maximum performance time 30 minutes

Choose between the following works – and please note, you may reduce the length of a work by omitting repeats:

Lowell Lieberman: Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 23
or Carl Reinecke: Sonata “Undine” Op. 167
or Joachim Andersen: Concertstück Op. 3 E-major
or Charles-Marie Widor: Suite Op. 34
or Franz Schubert: Introduction and variations D. 802. Repeat the sections in the A part and no repeats in the B part.
or Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Sinfonische Kanzone op. 114

Be creative! Create your personal collage by
Create and perform a 10-15 minutes collage for flute alone, and include the following points:
Your collage must consist of flute solo pieces from 1700 to 2018 in free musical dialogue and exchange with excerpts of music by Carl Nielsen – i.e. Nielsen’s solo flute piece “The Children are Playing” or excerpts of other Nielsen compositions (i.e. solos, phrases, cadenzas from the concerto, from the quintet, themes from symphonies, etc).
Feel free to include solo pieces from the entire flute repertoire but keep an emphasis on flute music from the late 20th and 21st century – e.g. Berio / Takemitsu / Ferneyhough / Pintscher. Creative new arrangements with excerpts of compositions are possible, but also entire works may be played.
The goal is to show a variety of sounds, colors and expressions of the flute instrument.
You will be asked to provide the music of your PLAYING AROUND NIELSEN for the jury prior to the competition.

Example for better understanding: Be as creative as possible by watching the time-proportions of your collage: Have at least 51% of contemporary music, about 10-20% of Nielsen’s music and the rest of any other style.

3rd Round (6 players), with chamber accompaniment, performed without conductor

Choose between the following:
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel: Flute Concerto in D minor, 484.1, Wq 22
or Benda, Franz: Flute Concerto in E minor L 2.4
or 3 concertos by Vivaldi, Antonio:
No. 1 in F major, La tempesta di mare
No. 2 in G minor, RV 439, La notte
No. 3 in D major, RV 428, Il gardellino

Finale (3 finalists), with orchestra, performed from memory

Mozart, Amadeus Wolfgang: Flute Concerto in G, KV 313 – 2nd and 3rd movements
Nielsen, Carl: Flute Concerto, FS 119

Live Streamed
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