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Offline jamie0168

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Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
on: July 01, 2005, 04:44:54 PM
I just started my first Chopin etude and I was told that they're handy for teaching good technical skills. But I'm a little confused on what they're appropriate for. Is it common to play them for mid-size to big concerts? Or even juries? I want to play one for my jury next semester, but I'm not sure what's appropriate.

Offline allchopin

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 04:50:53 PM
Definitely - Chopin's etudes are also more than just technical studies also.  They are rare pieces that are not only studies but beautiful pieces of music.  They work for juries as well as concerts.

Offline thalberg

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 06:54:05 PM
Many competitions specifically require Chopin Etudes right along with works by Bach, Mozart, and the students' own selections.  They're considered an excellent way of evaluating your ability level--so of course your faculty will be happy if they hear them at your juries. 

One student at my school played an entire opus of 12 etudes as part of his recital.

Offline jamie0168

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 07:00:11 PM
I figured that was the case. I knew that so many competitions required them. Sweet, that means I can play op.10 no.8 for my jury this semester. Yeah! :)

Offline jeremyjchilds

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 07:45:54 PM
give er
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Offline Bouter Boogie

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #5 on: July 02, 2005, 08:23:51 AM
Chopin etudes are definitely appropriate for concerts! They're not only technical pieces, but also pieces which can be played at concerts  :) So don't mind to play an etude for your jury! Which one are you playing anyway?
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Offline jamie0168

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Re: Are Chopin etudes appropriate for concerts?
Reply #6 on: July 12, 2005, 03:27:26 AM
op.10 no.8 I really like this one....but boy I get tired after playing that thing through up to speed.
 

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