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Offline justliam

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Length of Concert/Recital pieces
on: August 27, 2005, 03:14:37 PM
Hey I was just wondering, when I ever I've seen performances in general, pieces always tend to be between 20-1hr long and stuff like that. Does anyone know of performances where the pianist might give a performance of a duration say between 1 or 2 hours where most of the pieces are aruond 5 mins long?
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Re: Length of Concert/Recital pieces
Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 05:01:49 PM
yeah sometimes they do a few themed groups of short pieces e.g chopin 4 impromptus, a group of nocturnes, or the studies, maybe gaspard be la nuit things like that. Oh yeah and goldberg wariations is 32 short pieces put together.

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Re: Length of Concert/Recital pieces
Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 05:51:21 PM
Ok thanks, what about pieces like Clair de lune or something like that, could they just be played a set of Debussy works or at least Romantic works? I know its from a Suite but it still isn't long
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Re: Length of Concert/Recital pieces
Reply #3 on: August 27, 2005, 06:21:22 PM
In general thats not really the done thing. That kind of piece would be played as an encore unless it was played with the whole set.

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Re: Length of Concert/Recital pieces
Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 05:39:56 PM
Ok thanks, what about pieces like Clair de lune or something like that, could they just be played a set of Debussy works or at least Romantic works? I know its from a Suite but it still isn't long

If you know Clair de Lune, the others shouldn't be a problem.

You could also try pictures at an exhibition if you like modern music.

What about Schumann's Scenes from childhood? Thay are all rather short, and together would create a long enough performance.
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Re: Length of Concert/Recital pieces
Reply #5 on: August 28, 2005, 06:27:01 PM
It's mainly becuase so far the pieces I know are like Clair de Lune and that's the stuff I like to play.  The pieces I hope to learn in the future are generally all 5 minute stand alone pieces as well, but there just doesn't seem to be anywhere for those kind of pieces to be played, and that's quite annoying. 
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