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Topic: Reasonable concerto to begin with  (Read 2020 times)

Offline cameronbiles

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Reasonable concerto to begin with
on: September 18, 2016, 11:26:59 AM
Hi!

So I've been asked to play in a concert next summer (August 2017) and was looking for a concerto to play in that time frame. I'm at a decent level (currently learning/polishing Prokofiev sonata no.3 and Rach prelude in D maj). I have thought of the usual rhapsody in blue and Shost 2 but I'm sure there are others!

Thanks!
Pieces I'm polishing at the mo:
Debussy reflections on the water (images)
Chopin ballade no.3 op.47
Liszt/Wagner Isolde liebestod
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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 12:44:31 PM
Are you doung the whole thing or just one movement?
What is the level and experience of the orchestra?
You listed some solo pieces you have worked on but a concerto is ensemble/collaborative so understanding your proficiency with chamber and accompanying or duo pieces will help

Be that as it may,  my suggesstions will be pretty consistent with previous for the many times this gas been asked before
1
 Kabalevsky no 3
2.
Warsaw Concerto


There may be tons of other options depending on the factora i mentioned above
Btw this thing is rad, you can find it w orch on yt
linked this so you can hear the pian o reduction

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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 12:48:38 PM
Would also highly recc
Zwillich, you can find it w orchestra on yt

 Note this is a one off theatrical production by the pianist but linked since it includes the an work without orchestra so you can hear the piano reduction
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        III. Snoopy Does the Samba
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   VI. Peppermint Patty and Marcie Lead the Parade

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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 01:06:57 PM
Are you doung the whole thing or just one movement?
What is the level and experience of the orchestra?
You listed some solo pieces you have worked on but a concerto is ensemble/collaborative so understanding your proficiency with chamber and accompanying or duo pieces will help

Be that as it may,  my suggesstions will be pretty consistent with previous for the many times this gas been asked before
1
 Kabalevsky no 3
2.
Warsaw Concerto


There may be tons of other options depending on the factora i mentioned above
Btw this thing is rad, you can find it w orch on yt
linked this so you can hear the pian o reduction



The orchestra is near enough professional. My experience is quite good, recently done a reich work and played piano parts of large ensemble works, as well as doing piano duos :)
Pieces I'm polishing at the mo:
Debussy reflections on the water (images)
Chopin ballade no.3 op.47
Liszt/Wagner Isolde liebestod

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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 01:48:48 PM
Cool, my initial reccs dont change but i think given the prep of all involved if you are up for yhe challenge
Look at Bowen no 3 (singlevmnt long rhapsody type)

And if you are feeling brave Bowen no 4

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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
Cool, my initial reccs dont change but i think given the prep of all involved if you are up for yhe challenge
Look at Bowen no 3 (singlevmnt long rhapsody type)

And if you are feeling brave Bowen no 4

:)

haha I'll have a look at them! Might ask my teach if Prok 1 or Ravel G is do-able (probably not!) I know Ravel has it's moments but on the whole not too horrendous...
Pieces I'm polishing at the mo:
Debussy reflections on the water (images)
Chopin ballade no.3 op.47
Liszt/Wagner Isolde liebestod

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Re: Reasonable concerto to begin with
Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 02:15:01 AM
I'm doing saint saens as mine
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