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 

 

Nimrod David Pfeffer rehearsing with the San Francisco Symphony