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Topic: LTCL Piano Recital Programme  (Read 1578 times)

Offline doreen_chai

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LTCL Piano Recital Programme
on: July 18, 2015, 04:20:05 PM
Hi Everyone,

I would like to ask if the pieces I have chosen for a piano recital LTCL are well balanced? I have small hands (just barely reached an octave), and still struggling with Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F# minor.

Haydn: Sonata in E flat, Hob. XVI/45
Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F# minor, op. 28
Schubert: Impromptu in B flat, D.935
Poulenc: Intermezzo in A flat

Thank you!

Offline sabtan

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Re: LTCL Piano Recital Programme
Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 08:50:06 PM
Seems pretty balanced but lacking a baroque piece perhaps??
You have a few modern and romantic pieces.

Mendelssohn's Fantasy isn't easy. Perhaps try tackling it, but if by a certain period you are still struggling just choose another piece.

My current rep is after a few trials and errors too after a few months.
I understand your predicament regarding small hands, I'm the same!
But as some people have mentioned in this forum before, after a while you do get a bit more flexibility and you find you can stretch a little further than when you first started.

Good luck!  ;D
Current repertoire:

Haydn Sonata in C maj Hob 50
Bach Toccata and Fugue in G maj
Faure Nocturne no.2 in B maj Op 33
Faure Impromptu no.3 in A major Op 34
Debussy Reflets dans l'eau

Offline doreen_chai

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Re: LTCL Piano Recital Programme
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 11:19:05 PM
Dear Sabtan,

Thanks! Maybe I should try Bach's English Suite no. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 instead of Mendelssohn.


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