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Offline eddie92099

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Audition pieces for English Conservatoires
on: August 29, 2003, 11:09:09 PM
With auditions coming up in December, I am constructing my audition programmes:

Royal College of Music (15 mins max, 3 pieces) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (3 pieces):

Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor KV.027
Rautavaara: Sonata no.2 "The Fire Sermon" Mvt. 1
Horowitz: Variations on themes from Carmen

Royal Northern College (3/4 pieces, approx. 20 mins):

Above 3 plus:
Liszt: La Campanella

Royal Academy of Music (20-40 minutes):

Above 4 plus:
Beethoven: Appassionata sonata Mvt. 1

Please could I have some feedback on this programme?
Thanks very much in advance,

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Re: Audition pieces for English Conservatoires
Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 12:20:24 AM
Apart from the Liszt and Beethoven I am not familiar with the works in your programme although I have heard the Horowitz Carmen arrangement and the Scarlatti.  
You are presenting a very challenging and unusual grouping of pieces in which you can show the brilliance of your playing. With your audition quite close I would not attempt to make any changes.  
If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to include a slower, more introspective piece  such as a Chopin Nocturne or a
Brahms' Intermezzo or even something from the French School to give more stylistic balance to your presentation.

All the very best,

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Re: Audition pieces for English Conservatoires
Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 04:45:04 AM
These are the stages I am at with each piece at the moment:

Scarlatti: Learnt the first half from memory
Rautavaara: Put the fingerings in
Horowitz: Learnt from memory but needs touching up
Liszt: Learn from memory
Beethoven: Learn from music

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