The competition

The competition consists of a preliminary round (audio CD) and three public rounds on the Goll organ of the Protestant Parish Church in Bad Ragaz / Switzerland and the organ in honour of the Liechtenstein composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), endowed by the Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) Memorial Foundation, Vaduz, in the Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz / Liechtenstein.

After selection from the preliminary round a maximum of 15 competitors will be admitted to the competition.

The competitors will be informed in good time of fixed practice slots for the first round; these are planned for the period 15 – 18 September 2016.

The order in which competitors play for each round will be drawn by lot. The draw for the first round will be on 18 September 2016.

All rounds are open to the public.


Programme

Preliminary round (audio CD)

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach: two movements from one of the six Trio Sonatas (the middle movement and one other)
  2. Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: No. 2 Scherzoso from 12 Miscellanies for Organ op. 174

Round 1

Goll organ in the Protestant Parish Church, Bad Ragaz / Switzerland

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the following works:
    • Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
    • Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
    • Fantasia and Fugue in C-minor BWV 537
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538
    • Toccata and Fugue in F major BWV 540
    • Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541
    • Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542
    • Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548
    • Prelude and Fugue in E major BWV 566
    • Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
    • Concerto in A minor BWV 593
    • Concerto in D minor BWV 596
  2. Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: No. 2 Agitato or No. 8 Tempo di marcia from Meditations. Twelve pieces for Organ op. 167
  3. Max Reger: Melody for Organ in B flat major op. 59/11 or Melody in B flat major op. 129/4
  4. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Allegro in B flat major (without opus number, 1844) (Bärenreiter vol. I, no. 19)

Round 2

Organ in honour of the Liechtenstein composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), endowed by the Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) Memorial Foundation, Vaduz, in the Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz / Liechtenstein

  1. Johannes Brahms: Fugue in A flat minor WoO 8 (1864)
  2. Works from the German Romantic period – own choice (approx. 30 minutes, but no works from the other rounds of the competition)

Round 3

Organ in honour of the Liechtenstein composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), endowed by the Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) Memorial Foundation, Vaduz, in the Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz / Liechtenstein

  1. Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: one organ sonata (own choice)
  2. A major organ work by Max Reger, Sigfrid Karg-Elert or Julius Reubke

Overall playing time for Round 3 should not exceed 55 minutes (no works from the other rounds of the competition).