Repertoire

Selected Conducting Repertoire:

 

Opera
 

Mozart: 

Don Giovanni 

La Clemenza di Tito

Le Nozze di Figaro 

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Così fan Tutte

Die Zauberflöte 

Idomeneo

 

Rossini: 

La Scala di Seta 

Guillaume Tell 

L'Italiana in Algeri

Donizetti:

L'Elisir d'Amore

Bizet: 

Carmen

 

Wagner: 

Tannhäuser

Der Fliegende Holländer

 

Verdi: 

Un Ballo in Maschera

Otello

La Traviata

Rigoletto

Aida

Simon Boccanegra

Offenbach:

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Massenet:

Werther

 

Puccini: 

La Bohème

Madama Butterfly

Tosca 

Turandot

Tchaikovsky:

Eugene Onegin

 

Stravinsky: 

Mavra

 

Picker: 

An American Tragedy 

 

Symphonic
 

Bach: 

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

 

Mozart:

Symphonies Nos. 34, 36, 39, 40, 41

Piano Concerti Nos. 9, 11, 20, 21, 24, 27 (from the piano)

Double Concerto for two pianos (from the piano)

Violin Concerto No. 5

 

Haydn: 

Symphonies Nos. 88, 90, 99, 103

Cello Concerto in C

 

Beethoven: 

Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Coriolan Overture

Egmont Overture

Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5 (from the piano)

Triple Concerto

 

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture

Ferdinand Ries:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 55 (from the piano)

 

Schubert: 

Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, and 9

 

Mendelssohn: 

The Hebrides

Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

 

Schumann: 

Symphony No. 2

Piano Concerto in A minor (from the piano)

Manfred Overture 

 

Chopin: 

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (from the piano)

Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante (from the piano)

 

Liszt:

Orpheus, Symphonic Poem No. 4​

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

 

Brahms: 

Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4

Violin Concerto

Verdi:

Requiem

 

Tchaikovsky: 

Symphony No. 5

Overture to Romeo and Juliet

Piano Concerto No. 1

Violin Concerto

 

Borodin: 

Polovtsian Dances

 

Bruckner:

Symphonies No. 6 and 7

 

Dvorak: 

Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 and 9

 

J. Strauss: 

The Beautiful Blue Danube

 

Mussorgsky/Ravel:

Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Debussy:

La Mer 

 

Ravel: 

Le tombeau de Couperin

Rapsodie Espagnole 

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Shéhérazade

 

Mahler:

Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 4, 7 and 9

Rückert-Lieder

R. Strauss:

Don Juan

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Der Rosenkavalier Suite

 

Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1

 

Ives:

Symphony No. 2

 

Copland: 

Appalachian Spring

 

Elgar:

Serenade for Strings

 

Barber: 

Essay No. 2

Adagio for Strings

 

Bartók: 

Dance Suite

Concerto for Orchestra 

Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

Divertimento for String Orchestra

Kodály:

Háry János Suite

Dances of Galánta

 

Dohnányi:

Symphonic Minutes

 

Schoenberg:

Chamber Symphony No. 1

 

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 3

 

Prokofiev:

Peter and the Wolf

 

Shostakovich: 

Symphony No. 1 

Piano Concerto No. 1

 

Stravinsky:

Petrushka (1947)

Dumbarton Oaks

Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Gershwin:

An American in Paris

Rhapsody in Blue

 

Rota: 

Divertimento Concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra

 

Dutilleux:

Metaboles

Le temps l’horloge

 

Lutoslawski:

Concerto for Orchestra 

Symphony No. 4

 

Adams:

Harmonielehre

Bernstein:

Overture to Candide

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

Carter: 

Symphonic Variations

 

Lindberg: 

Feria

Ippolito:

Nocturne for Orchestra

 

Harlap: 

Piano Concerto No. 2 (from the piano)

 

Ballet

 

Tchaikovsky: 

Swan Lake 

 

 

Selected Piano Solo Repertoire
 
Solo Works
 

Bach:
Siciliano from the 2nd Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in Eb Major, arr. Edwin Hughes     
Choral-Prelude from Cantata no.147, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", arr. Myra Hess
Partita No. 1 
French Suites Nos. 4 and 5 
English Suite No. 6

Various Preludes and Fugues from The Well Tempered Clavier 

 

Haydn: 
Sonatas Hob. XIV:49, Hob. XVI:46 

 

Mozart:  
Sonatas KV330, 331, 457
Fantasie KV475 in C
Variations in C major K265 "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman"

 

Beethoven:
Sonatas Op.2/2, 2/3, 10/3, 22, 31, 109, 110

 

Schubert:
4 Impromptus Op.90
Sonata Opus Posth.120 

 

Mendelssohn: 
Various Songs Without Words

 

Chopin:
Sonata no.2 
Nocturnes Op.9/1, 9/2, 61/2                                                                 Polonaise Op.53
Polonaise Fantasie Op.61 
Ballade no.1 Op.23
Ballade no.2 Op.38
Ballade no.3 Op.47
Ballade no.4 Op.52
Scherzo Op.39
24 Preludes, Op.28     

3 Ecossaises, Op. 72                                                
Various Etudes, Valses and Mazurkas

 

Schumann:
Papillons Op.2
Kinderszenen Op.15
Arabeske Op.18 
Symphonic Etudes Op.13
Fantasie Op.17 in C major

 

Liszt:
Sonata in B minor
Hungarian Rhapsody no.12
Etudes: La Leggierezza, La Campanella, Mazeppa, Feux follets, Harmonies du Soir
Mephisto Valse No.1 

Various Schubert Lieder transcriptions

 

Grieg:
Various Lyric Pieces

 

Ravel:
Sonatine (1905)
Alborada del Gracioso, no.4 from "Miroirs"             
                                                     

 

Granados:
Andaluza

 

De Falla:
Andaluza 

 

Bartok:
Sonatina

 

Stravinsky:
Three movements from Petrushka

 

Stutschewsky:
Rikkud

 

M. Wolpe:
Mishnayot Lelo Milim 

 

Clairmont:
Gavotte 
Etude-Impromptu

 

Gilutz:
These Autumn Days*


*American premiere by Nimrod David Pfeffer at the Mannes College of Music Concert Hall, New York City, February 2009

 

Piano Concerti

 

Mozart:

Concerto K413 in F major

Concerto K466 in D minor
Concerto K488 in A major
Concerto K595 in B flat major

 

Beethoven:

Concerto No.3 Op.37 in C minor 
Concerto No.4 Op.58 in G major
Triple Concerto for piano, violin, and cello Op.56 in C major

Ferdinand Ries:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 55

 

Chopin:

Concerto No.1 Op.11 in E minor 
Concerto No.2 Op.21 in F minor
Grande Polonaise Brillante precedee d'un Andante Spianato Op.22 

 

Schumann:

Concerto Op.54 in A minor 

 

Grieg:

Concerto Op.16 in A minor 

 

Bartok:

Concerto No. 3 

 

Britten:

Diversions for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra, Op.21 

 

Harlap:

Concerto No.2 for Piano and Orchestra*

Symphonic Dances for Piano and Orchestra (2015)**


*World Premiere by Nimrod David Pfeffer and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Omer Wellber, Sounds in the Desert Festival, Israel, December 21 2008

** The piece is dedicated to Nimrod David Pfeffer

 

Chamber Music 
 
Piano sextets


Poulenc:

Sextour pour piano, flute, hautbois, clarinette, basson et cor 

 

Piano quintets


Schumann:

Quintet Op.44 in E flat major 

 

Dvorak:

Quintet Op.81 in A major

 

Piano quartets

 

Mozart:

Quartet KV 478 in G minor

 

Piano trios

 

Beethoven:

Trio Op.1/2 in G major

 

Mozart:

Trio K564 in G major

 

Haydn:

Trio H15:25 in G major 

 

Mendelssohn:

Trios No .1 in D minor, No. 2 in C minor

 

Stoutchewsky:

Trio 

 

Kurtag:

Bagatelles for piano, flute and double bass

 

Matti Kovler:

"Shoresh Nishmat" for piano, clarinet and cello*


*World premiere by Nimrod David Pfeffer, piano; Tibi Cziger, clarinet; Michal Korman, cello at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, May 8 2008 

 

Piano duos

 

Mozart:

Piano and Violin Sonatas K304, K296 

Sonatas for two pianos in F major, B flat major, and D major

Fugue in G minor 


Beethoven:

Sonata No. 3 for piano and cello
Sonata No. 7 for piano and violin  
Sonata No. 9 for piano and violin "Kreutzer"
Sonata No. 10 for piano and violin

 

Schumann:

Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano
Fantasy Pieces Op.73 for clarinet and piano

 

Brahms:

Sonata No.1, Op.78 for piano and violin 

 

Franck:

Sonata for violin and piano in A major  

Stravinsky:

Three movements from Petrushka, arr. Victor Babin for two pianos

 

Schubert:

March Militaire Op.51/1 for piano four hands 

Fantasie D.940 in F minor for piano four hands

 

Faure:

Dolly Suite for piano four hands

 

Poulenc:

Sonata for piano four hands

R. Shapira:

He is the One* for piano four hands

 

W. Gibran:

Pillow for the Tired Wave* for piano four hands

 

*World premieres of the Shapira and Gibran by Nimrod David Pfeffer and Bishara Haroni at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, September 23 2009