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Offline amanfang

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competition program question
on: July 02, 2004, 07:01:38 AM
I need another piece for my competition program.  The minimum requirement is to have two contrasting style periods.  So here's what I have so far:

Bach/Busoni - Chaconne in D minor
Liebermann - Nocturne #4
Mendelssohn - Fantasy in f-sharp minor Op. 28

I am looking for something "light" and preferably in a major key, since I have two minor and the Liebermann is not exactly tonal.  I was thinking possibly of an etude - Chopin or Debussy, or possibly a prelude.  Maybe an impromptu?  And what do you think about an isolated sonata movement?  Is it bad to take single movements from sonatas  without playing the whole thing??
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Re: competition program question
Reply #1 on: July 02, 2004, 07:48:49 AM
It would be great if you played Liszt's Consolation No.2 as a last piece to cool the fire from the others!  It will also help connect you to the audience (or the adjudicator) and make everything else you play so much more real.

Besides, the consolation is very light, it is in a major key, and is very easy, compared to Bach-Busoni.  --It should show how versatile you are on the piano.

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Re: competition program question
Reply #2 on: July 02, 2004, 07:23:21 PM
Leave it to you, Donjuan, to suggest a Liszt piece.   ;)  I actually played that consolation a couple years ago.  Perhaps it would be a good one "dust off" and polish again.  
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Re: competition program question
Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004, 08:10:26 PM
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Leave it to you, Donjuan, to suggest a Liszt piece.   

Sorry, but your program is BEGGING for it!!! ;D

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Re: competition program question
Reply #4 on: July 06, 2004, 07:42:39 PM
try any one of these:
Schubert Impromptu in E flat op. 90-2 or A flat op. 90-4
Chopin Prelude in G major
Waste of time -- do not read signatures.

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Re: competition program question
Reply #5 on: July 06, 2004, 10:36:38 PM
How about Saint Saens Etude en forme d'une valse, very rarely performed and quite effective? Danse by Debussy, not terribly difficult if you're looking for something to learn quickly. Another 20th century piece, seldom performed but very effective is Malambo by Ginastera.
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Re: competition program question
Reply #6 on: July 07, 2004, 12:37:05 AM
I played Danse 2 years ago, and I actually ordered Malambo a couple months ago, but haven't done much with it.  Maybe that would be a good one to go ahead and add on.
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Re: competition program question
Reply #7 on: July 07, 2004, 01:29:54 AM
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try any one of these:
Schubert Impromptu in E flat op. 90-2 or A flat op. 90-4
Chopin Prelude in G major

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