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Offline pianonut

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not playing pieces in order of composer
on: July 03, 2005, 03:28:53 AM
the second half of my question would be - what if you not only messed with the order of the composers, but actually combined composer's that are not usually played with one another (by dividing recital by first half/second half)

what if i played:

bach - 3rd english suite
mozart -  C minor fantasy
beethoven - op. 10 #3

intermission

scarlatti - dmin and dmaj  K119
chopin - etude and/or ballade
barber - nocturne

encore:  poulenc - one of trois pieces

would this be in very bad taste?  somehow, i like it.
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: not playing pieces in order of composer
Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005, 03:42:26 AM
third question.  does anyone know if you can combine vocal in a grad recital (as long as you play the required amount of time total).  i had a brainstorm as well (sometimes needing a little bit of relax) of alternating some of the pieces with pieces that my husband and i have played/sung together.

scarlatti - sonatas in d min d maj

mozart - non piu andri

mozart fantasy in c minor

somewhere my love - dr. zhivago

intermission

beethoven sonata op. 10/3

arrangement of last part of ode to joy - or shennendoah/w fantastic piano arr.

barber nocturne

poulenc trois pieces (one or several)

encore - together of something with good piano arr.


i have accompanied my husband professionally for church/es for 20+ years and he greatly relaxes me.  i don't know if it would sound disjointed, though.

 



do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: not playing pieces in order of composer
Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005, 01:54:57 PM
third idea.  get a local composer to put mussorgsky's pics at an exhibition into duet form and play with another pianist (ending the program with part of it, or the whole thing).
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: not playing pieces in order of composer
Reply #3 on: July 04, 2005, 03:56:12 AM
 :o

Don't do the songs like that.

In my opinion, it should be either a solo recital or a collaborative recital with a couple solo works, not an equal amount of both.

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Re: not playing pieces in order of composer
Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 08:17:51 AM
good point.  since it is for recital class, i suppose it should be mostly solo piano.  when i play, i'm learning to have a good time, and make the audience relax, too.  i just thought that whatever makes me relaxed would also make audience relax.  but, maybe it's not about relaxation, but intense concentration all the way through - making for either a great performance - or a nervous breakdown.  somehow, doing a duet at the end, would make me relax and at least have a final performance w/out worry. esp. if i could use the music for the mussorgsky.  it sounds so good and i think i could get someone to write a pretty good duet version.  what do you think?
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.
 

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