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Topic: What do you guys think about my possible University audition Program?  (Read 1963 times)

Offline gregwer

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Hi! I'm auditioning next May to a bunch of universities (for Undergraduate) and I'd like to know your opinion on the program. I know they say "anything can be ok for an audition, as long as you play it well" And, while that may be true, I think certainly having a different program as everyone else's might be a little advantage, especially because I'm from Perú, and would like to stand out from the rest with Latinamerican/Spanish music. However, I'm panicking about the balance of the pieces, maybe I'm overthinking it? Anyway here it is:

-Bach Prelude and Fuge no. 24, WTC II, BWV 893
-Beethoven Sonata no. 16, op.31 no.1
-Granados 8 Valses Poéticos
-Ginastera Sonata 1, Op. 22
-Rachmaninov, Etude Tableaux op.39 no.1

I will really appreciate  your opinions and any suggestions you have! Thank you!
Learning
-Mozart k.311.
-Bach P&F 17 BWV 862.
-Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet suite(complete).
-Chopin 4 ballades.
-Chopin Grande Valse Brillante op.18

Offline chopinlover01

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All great choices. Varied, to be sure, but if you can play those pieces well, you'll blow them away at your audition.

Knock 'em dead!

Offline visitor

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It is a safe and solid lineup.  I personally would like to have seen something by Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chaves, Tereaa Carreno,  Francisco Mignone, etc but its a good line up.
I might also consider a Clementi sonata , but your program checks all the right basic boxes, my siggestions are just based on personal tastes etc

Offline gregwer

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chopinlover01: Thank you for your encouraging words. You gave me confidence in my program!

visitor: I've heard many pieces of Ponce (I love his Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Händel!!) and Carreño, but at the end I wasn't fond enough of any of those works, and I decided to play the Valses Poéticos, as it's a work I like very, very much :) . As for the Clementi, i would've liked to play Clementi or Schubert, also, but they asked specifically for Beethoven, Mozart or Haydn  :-\.

Thank you both again for your replies  :) :) :) !!!
Learning
-Mozart k.311.
-Bach P&F 17 BWV 862.
-Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet suite(complete).
-Chopin 4 ballades.
-Chopin Grande Valse Brillante op.18

Offline visitor

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chopinlover01: Thank you for your encouraging words. You gave me confidence in my program!

visitor: I've heard many pieces of Ponce (I love his Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Händel!!) and Carreño, but at the end I wasn't fond enough of any of those works, and I decided to play the Valses Poéticos, as it's a work I like very, very much :) . As for the Clementi, i would've liked to play Clementi or Schubert, also, but they asked specifically for Beethoven, Mozart or Haydn  :-\.

Thank you both again for your replies  :) :) :) !!!
totally works, and the Granados are great!!, yes the Ponce Handel piece is wonderful. :-]
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