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Topic: How is this for a program!  (Read 1846 times)

Offline rohansahai

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How is this for a program!
on: March 03, 2004, 04:14:31 PM
Hi! I've to give my DipABRSM exam next year and I drew up my program as follows:
Bach: Toccata in E minor BWV914
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor op 10.1
Chopin: Nocturne in E major op. 62-2
Debussy: Sarabande from pour le piano
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C minor op 23-7.
Any comments?????????
Instead of the Debussy, I also thought of playing Stravinsky's Tango. What do you think?
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Offline Hmoll

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 06:00:04 PM
Sounds like a nice program. Yeah, I would sub the Stravinsky.

Are you having an intermission?
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Offline rohansahai

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 07:27:23 PM
no, actually its for an exam, so no intermissions. Anyway, its only 40 mins long. What intermission can you squeeze in?
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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004, 01:03:45 PM
Definately sub the stravinsky, debussy makes me want to shoot myself over and over and over and over and over and over again.  anyways otherwise that looks like a really good program. and good luck with the exam

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 02:13:44 AM
It's a nice repertoire... but very well known ;) How old are you?
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Offline rohansahai

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 06:26:32 AM
Thanks for your help! I'm a bit(maybe a lot!) confused right now over the debussy and stravinsky. I have to play one of them or maybe a couple of Scriabin preludes from op. 11(D major and E flat minor are my favourites). What do you say about that?
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Offline dgk88

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004, 12:47:33 AM
I'd personally like to hear the Scriabin Over the debussy or Stravinsky, But hey that's just me, don't worry about what other people want to hear and play what your heart tells you, because I'm pretty sure you don't play for the TREMENDOUS amount of money a pianist makes and that you play for yourself so do just that; play for yourself.  Play what ever you will walk away happy with. and not with the feeling that You wanna shoot yourself and never play again.

Offline scriabinsmyman

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Re: How is this for a program!
Reply #7 on: March 16, 2004, 03:41:44 PM
Yea, that's a pretty good program...but for the ABRSM diploma, I think the examiner might appreciate an etude...it's like the whole: we need a Bach, a Beethoven sonata, and an etude to show off those fingers...GOOD LUCK!!!
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