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Offline gethsemane

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Performing in front of your favorite composer....
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:37:47 AM »
If you had the chance to perfrom in front of one of your favorite composers who would it be and what piece would you play? It has to be a work composed by them  ;)

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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 03:43:00 AM »
At the moment I'd probably play Allegro Barbaro for Bartók. I think he would be a pretty cool guy, though I would feel a bit inadequate.
Also in about a years time or so I would either play Bartóks piano sonata for Bartók (again) or the webern variations for anton webern, when or if I could play those pieces then.

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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 04:39:12 AM »
I would play a Scriabin prelude so I could get to think of me as worthy enough to Bestow his knowledge upon me to carry out his Mysterium.
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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 04:53:43 AM »
I would play a Scriabin prelude so I could get to think of me as worthy enough to Bestow his knowledge upon me to carry out his Mysterium.

Surely that would require at least a Sonata.  :P
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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 04:58:31 AM »
Surely that would require at least a Sonata.  :P

Fine then I would learn his 9th one. 

I would do his 6th one, but I wouldn't want to scare him away.
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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 05:01:34 AM »
I would do his 6th one, but I wouldn't want to scare him away.

If you want him to show you how to bring about the end of the world, it would probably help if you made him just a teensy bit nervous.
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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 06:21:31 PM »
If you want him to show you how to bring about the end of the world, it would probably help if you made him just a teensy bit nervous.

I think a knife might be more effective

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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 03:41:29 PM »
The C# Minor Waltz and Chopin -I would love to know if he thinks most concert pianists play the pui mosso section much too fast -since he doesn't ask for molto pui mosso -as most pros perform it -like it belongs to a different waltz somehow -It wouldn't matter if my performance sucked on the day -as long as he would be kind enough to play it for me himself!  Maybe I would need to brush up on my French though -
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Re: Performing in front of your favorite composer....
«Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 05:10:07 PM »
Well, as a non-pianist who doesn't have one "favourite" composer (does anyone really?), I would not want to play anything in front of any composer, but this thread does remind me the consider what it must have felt like for Alkan when giving the world premičre of his own 25 Préludes for piano in a Paris salon before an audience in which Chopin sat next to Liszt...

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