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Offline ziggy50

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Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
« on: February 28, 2016, 08:44:39 PM »
HI, I'm doing an interview in 2 months to get into RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music). I have to play three classical pieces. They have to be hard enough but not too fast as I'm only thirteen. I've just completed grade 5 but I do a lot of different pieces outside of lessons. Would anyone have any suggestions of nice pieces to learn? Thanks

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Re: Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
«Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 03:05:43 PM »
Why not try Bach's 6 Little Preludes: www.amazon.co.uk/Six-Little-Preludes-Beginners-BWV/dp/1523627972/

n.2 is in the ABRSM Grade 5 syllabus, but the others are at the same standard and equally as nice.

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Re: Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
«Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 03:17:18 PM »

The sonata is set in 3 movements:
1. Allegro (0:00)
2. Andante (6:22)
3. Presto (10:27)

Composed in 1777 and published in 1779.

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Re: Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
«Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 04:02:16 PM »
More than likely, they want three different period styles; probably Baroque, Classical, and Romantic or Impressionist.
May I recommend...

Baroque: Bach little preludes or two part inventions
Classical: Beethoven Sonatinas, Mozart B minor adagio, D minor fantasy
Romantic: Chopin mazurkas, Schubert Moments Musicaux
Impressionist: Debussy "The Little Shepard", "Golliwog's Cakewalk", Ravel's 1913 A minor prelude
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Re: Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
«Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 04:06:52 PM »
Actually I only have to learn two. Thanks for the replies everyone :) I was thinking of Chopin nocturne in C sharp minor and Chopin nocturne in é flat major. Is two Chopin pieces too much do you think?

piano sheet music of Nocturne

No plink i while: Table 'u1112_pianomusic2.sheet' doesn't exist