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Topic: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma  (Read 1826 times)

Offline Chopinkid

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Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
on: December 20, 2003, 11:30:17 PM
Hey guys, this is my first post.  I will be playing a Chopin concerto soon for a competition, but I am having a dilemma choosing between either the Number 1 in e minor or the Number 2 in f minor. I really like both, but if you were me, what would you pick? Also, tips on playing them would be appreciated. Thanks
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Offline eddie92099

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Re: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2003, 07:17:51 AM
Are those two concerti the only choices available?
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Re: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
Reply #2 on: December 21, 2003, 03:01:39 PM
They are not the only two choices available, but right now I have narrowed the ones I want to play to those two.
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Re: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
Reply #3 on: December 21, 2003, 04:14:46 PM
I'm not a huge fan of either piece,
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Re: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
Reply #4 on: December 21, 2003, 06:46:08 PM
If you would, just out of curiosity, I would like to know your age.  
In reality, it probably doesn't matter which concerto you pick.  They are both equally levelled (I think), but just in different styles.  I think that the #1 is livelier and more fun, with a happier tone.  #2 is sublimely beautiful, definitely more romantic, and my preference.  IF you are still undecided come the concerto time, pick the one you are personally more comfortable with.
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Re: Chopin Concerto: A dilemma
Reply #5 on: December 21, 2003, 07:13:29 PM
allchopin: Thanks for your advice. By the way, I'm 15 (since you wanted to know).  Right now I am leaning towards the second concerto in F minor because I think I can relate to that one more on a personal level, so let's see what happens.
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