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Topic: Playing your own "ossia"s in competitions  (Read 8240 times)

Offline donjuan

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Playing your own "ossia"s in competitions
on: June 23, 2004, 08:39:04 AM
Is it acceptable to the adjudicator if you play your own (more difficult than the original) arrangement of a passage, providing you play "in style"?

I enjoy playing my own endings (in the same number of measures as the original) to virtuosic Liszt compositions in cases where I am dissatisfied with the way Liszt wrote it.  (For example, the ending of the Solo Piano version of Totentanz)

I thought it would be acceptable because Liszt himself was a great improvisor and made up stuff during concerts all the time.  However, I am not too sure how it would go over in competitions.  

What do you think?

Thanks ;)
donjuan

Offline jeff

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Re: Playing your own "ossia"s in competitions
Reply #1 on: June 23, 2004, 12:31:42 PM
well, if i was an adjudicator, i'd like to see/hear that.

and anyway, why bother doing - or not doing - something just because you think it might please the adjudicator? (unless you're obsessed with winning this particular competition :P )

if it works well, do it, enjoy it!

bet33

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Re: Playing your own "ossia"s in competitions
Reply #2 on: June 23, 2004, 06:07:00 PM
carve out your own space...

you have to try to do things differetly, you have to have a voice... maybe thats "your" voice. Maybe you will piss people off in the process... but you will also inspire others. Do things with taste and passion, and you should be allright...

we dont really need another 10000000 versions of pieces played exactly as written, its an art form isnt it?

lets try to make it one... and not just regurgitate (sp) notes...

Offline donjuan

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Re: Playing your own "ossia"s in competitions
Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004, 08:09:10 PM
Thanks for the confidence boost, guys!
donjuan
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