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Offline luc

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College Audition Pieces
on: February 15, 2006, 07:28:40 PM
I know there must have been thousands of threads like this but I have to ask what's your opinion. These are the pieces I'm going to play for my college auditions:

Bach - Prelude and Fugue No.2 WTK I (c minor)
Mozart - Sonata K331 (a major)
Prokofiev - Suggestion Diabolique
Chopin - Nocturne No.2 (eb major)
Liszt - Paganini etude No. 5 ('La Chasse' e major)

I'm very concerned that some of the pieces are either too popular or too easy, or both. So what do you think?

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Offline westley

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006, 09:16:57 PM
I would say the chopin is both too popular and too easy, but the rest are fine. 

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 09:43:03 PM
change the bach and chopin.

Offline verywellmister

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 11:06:39 PM
dont most colleges require an etude?

i guess replacing the nocturne with a chopin etude might be good.  i guess the ocean etude (op.25, no.12)  is about the same as suggestion diabolique, maybe easier/harder?
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Offline westley

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006, 01:13:46 AM
I used this prelude and fugue for my college auditions and it worked well.  I suppose it depends where you are applying but short of the most exclusive schools any well played prelude and fugue should work in your favor.

I wouldnt replace the nocturne with an etude since you already have the liszt etude.  Either of the brahms rhapsodies make a good romantic choice, as would any chopin ballade or scherzo.  Smaller chopin pieces like the A-flat impromptu, or e-flat minor polonaise, or c minor nocturne could work.  I would also think about the Mendelssohn rondo cappriccioso.

It occurs to me though that college auditions are really just around the corner - unless you have an old piece you can bring back I don't know how you plan to fill that gap. 

Offline mike_lang

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006, 04:27:38 PM
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Offline amojoam

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 01:59:54 AM
Where are you auditioning?
I'm auditioning this weekend at Miami University- Oxford, Ohio.

I'm playing the following:

Sonata in G Major k283-Mvmt. 1
"Black Key" Etude Op. 10 no. 5- Chopin
Toccata- Khachaturian

good luck!!!

Offline viking

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006, 12:57:54 AM
Hey

This is my Audition program for my Saint Olaf University audition this saturday.

Clementi Sonata opus 40 no. 2 in B minor - Largo through Presto
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole
Bach P&F no.5 Bk2 D+
Kabalevsky Preludes nos 16 and 24

I love your program also!  However, I think I would change the chopin to something else though, maybe an Chopin etude.

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 01:02:38 AM
how good is st. Olaf for piano? I know for choral it is da bomb.

Offline westley

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #9 on: February 22, 2006, 10:15:48 PM
I'm from minnesota myself and I never knew that St. Olaf even had a piano performance program.
What attracts you to it?

Offline phil13

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006, 03:16:32 AM
Wow am I glad I'm through with auditions and can get back to playing something I HAVEN'T been playing for 3-4 months in one sitting.

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Re: College Audition Pieces
Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 12:51:15 AM
I'm from minnesota myself and I never knew that St. Olaf even had a piano performance program.
What attracts you to it?

Professor Kent McWilliams is from Moose Jaw, Canada, about 2 hours away from where I live.  Another student is currently going there, who comes from my province in Canada.  My heritage is also Norwegian, as is most of the students who go to St. Olaf.  I think its a good place.  Their cafeteria is rated no.3 in the USA.
 

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