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Topic: repertoire for recital/competition  (Read 1984 times)

Offline shatteringpulse

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repertoire for recital/competition
on: December 06, 2003, 07:44:23 AM
Hi! I was wondering if anyone has any insights, comments, or changes they would make to this program for recital/competition:

Chopin: Polonaise C# Minor, Polonaise E-Flat Minor
Chopin: Polonaise A Major, op. 40, No. 1
Liszt: Funerailles
Chopin: Polonaise in A-Flat, op. 53
--INTERMISSION--
Debussy: Etudes No. 10, No. 12
Chopin: Nocturne C m, Op. 48, No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Preludes C#m, Gm, Bm
Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux op. 33, C# m
Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux op. 39, No. 7 (Cm) No. 5 (E-Flat m)
Prokofiev: Precipitato only, Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat

Does the ending seem cheap taking one movement? How's the order? Too many polonaises?

--Shattering Pulse

Offline guven

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #1 on: December 06, 2003, 08:00:16 AM
First of all, good luck with your recital :)

In my opinion, you could play something else from Prokofiev instead of playing just one movement from his sonata . Because when you play the entire sonata, last movement impresses more after previous movement I think . But of course there's no rule about playing only one movement, so it's up to you :) Instead of Precipitato, Prokofiev's 'Toccata' or 'Suggestion Diabolique' would be cool ! Have a look at them ...
(Do not listen Argerich's performance of Toccata , that makes people depressed and have complexity ..j/k)

Your program seems like a pure post/Romantic period recital  - except for the impressionist Debussy at the end- . Let me tell you one more thing from what I've experienced, a full romantic program actually bores listeners - maybe not, feel free to disagree it - . If I were you, I would change my program like below:

Chopin(s)
Rachmaninov(s)
Debussy
Prokofiev

or:

Bach
Chopin
Liszt
Debussy
Prokofiev  

      etc ...



Offline shatteringpulse

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #2 on: December 06, 2003, 08:10:55 AM
Thanks! Yeah...I agree about the romanticism and Prokofiev. I listened to Argerich's recording--that's why I've avoided it, lol!
--Shattering Pulse

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #3 on: December 06, 2003, 02:34:26 PM
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I listened to Argerich's recording--that's why I've avoided it, lol!


*Worshiping Argerich too*,
Ed

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #4 on: December 07, 2003, 12:48:10 AM
Alright, I think this is better:

Chopin: Polonaise in C#m
Chopin: Polonaise in E-flat m
Chopin: Polonaise in A
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat
--INTERMISSION--

Rachmaninoff: Prelude C#m
Rachmaninoff Prelude Gm
Rachmaninoff: Prelude Bm

Rachmaninoff: Etude C# (33/8?)
Rachmaninoff: Etude E-flat m (39/5)
Rachmaninoff: Etude C m (39/7)

Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Prokofiev: Toccata

I think the two Rachmaninoff sets mirror each other, while hte two 20th century ones are like heaven and hell--even though thats not how the story goes! But is the difficulty not enough for a regional maybe national competition, just in general?

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #5 on: December 07, 2003, 02:02:41 AM
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But is the difficulty not enough for a regional maybe national competition, just in general?


Don't worry about "difficulty in general". When I saw Daniel Barenboim give a recital he played ABRSM grade 7 standard encores. The new programme seems to have a much better balance to it. Best of luck with it,
Ed

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Re: repertoire for recital/competition
Reply #6 on: December 07, 2003, 02:40:20 AM
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But is the difficulty not enough for a regional maybe national competition, just in general?


Important thing is not what you play, it is how you play :)
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