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Offline proklover

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Competition program !!!!
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:23:31 AM »
I'm  :Dplaying in a competition next year that requires one hour of repertoire-25 minutes for the semi finals round and 35 minutes for the finals...I'm not very sure about the program yet.. Suggestions are always welcome!! ;)  here's the program, in order:

SF:
Bach toccata in G major (9mins)
Liszt Paganini étude no. 2 (5 mins)
Balakirev Islamey (8 mins)
Ligeti étude no. 10 (2 mins)

F:
Beethoven sonata op. 81a all movements (16 mins)
Chopin ballade no. 3 (7 mins)
(blank, for now, need about 6 minutes of music)
Debussy L'Isle Joyeuse (6mins)

For the 6 minute blank : can't decide whether :
2 kapustin etudes (no 2 and no 7) , 2 Prokofiev etudes(1. 2. 4), Prokofiev toccata+kapustin étude (no 7), kapustin And Chopin (op 25 no 12) or a combination of any of them!!!
I just want to present a recital-like program that makes sense, shows of many different styles and techniques, and also is well rounded -musically so I can...win.


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Offline 49410enrique

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Re: Competition program !!!!
«Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 01:23:37 PM »
hmm unless it is a competition named after/that celebrates a particular composer, as long as you are within guidelines i think it's more about how you play than what you play (so long as you are within the ball park of appropriate difficulty relative to the level of rep for the winners/high placer historically).

why not include some 'classical' tradition repertoire , really your rep looks great! but this 'absence' immediately jumped out at me, and i wasn't looking for it (at at the very least romantic/post neo classical)? i.e Mozart, Haydn, etc.


maybe the Hummel rondo in e flat maj? (I know he's a bit of a bridge to romantic but he was decidedly more consersvative than Beethoven and had a classical slant to his work for longer, venturing to experiment more w extended forms than outside of the texture and harmonic norms.)

and maybe a hummel etude to fill in the remaining 90 seconds should you feel you need it?





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Re: Competition program !!!!
«Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 02:18:58 PM »
What competition, if I may ask?
I'd really go for some classical music. You should show that you are capable to play music with a bit less notes as well. I adore mozart's rondo in a minor and the adagio in b minor! If you don't like them, you should obviously not play it, but you should play something really classical.

Offline proklover

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Re: Competition program !!!!
«Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 04:41:15 PM »
Wouldn't the Beethoven sonata be considered classical, even though it's very late Beethoven?  :(
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Re: Competition program !!!!
«Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 05:07:11 AM »
Bump
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