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Topic: Beethoven op. 110 competition piece?  (Read 1638 times)

Offline Alp635

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Beethoven op. 110 competition piece?
on: May 15, 2004, 08:36:19 AM
Hey everyone,

Very stressed about repertoire choices,
Need some advice for big competitions...
Does Beethoven op. 110 make a good competition piece?  I know it depends on how you play it, etc. and it is the late beethoven sonata that sits best with me right now...just worried that when judges see it, they all roll their eyes and think, not another one.  

Any thoughts?

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Re: Beethoven op. 110 competition piece?
Reply #1 on: May 15, 2004, 04:11:30 PM
I wouldn't pick that one, but not for the reason you stated. Op 110 is not one of the more overplayed Beethovens. However if the competition oyu have in mind requires a late Beethoven, then play the one that sits with you best. The problem is op110 is not too difficult technically, but requires a lot of musical maturity.
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Offline thracozaag

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Re: Beethoven op. 110 competition piece?
Reply #2 on: May 15, 2004, 09:15:11 PM
 Op. 110 isn't as hackneyed as you might think.  If you can play it REALLY well, I think it'd be an excellent choice.  (It's my favorite Beethoven sonata, btw.)

koji
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Offline Alp635

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Re: Beethoven op. 110 competition piece?
Reply #3 on: May 16, 2004, 07:19:02 AM
Cool,

I'm gonna do it.  I think I need something that isn't so athletic on my program and it is my favorite sonata of all of them...

Thanks for the compliment Koji!  

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