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Ideas for a Virtuoso Arrangement program
on: July 07, 2017, 07:05:26 AM
Hey all,

So I've been always entertaining the idea of a Virtuoso Arrangement program for quite a while.

The idea is simple: a showoff program of several showoff pieces by certain showoff pianists.

It's not to be very long - not more than 30 minutes - but it will feature a bunch of highly exciting showoff paraphrases of famous music made by well-known pianists (Yuja Wang and Volodos of what I know are the ones fond of this thing today. Before, it was Horowitz and Cziffra).

Not that I'm good enough - or have the time and circumstances in my favor right now, of course; it's just a hypothetical plan but I do plan to work for it in the future.

So I'm asking what the best kind of programming for this event would be.

The event is to have 7 pieces, with the last piece being my own arrangement - a medley of a bunch of songs/pieces. Six, of course, will be by other creators.

I have two questions:

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1.) Which would be the best choice of piece:

Cziffra's Sabre Dance vs. Bumblebee vs. Trisch Trasch?

Tatum Tiger Rag vs. Elegy?

Hamelin "Triple Etude" or a Godowsky-Chopin study?

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2.) Which would be the best programme:

Programme A

Bizet/Horowitz - Carmen Fantasy
Chopin/Rosenthal - Minute Waltz in 3rds
Strauss/Cziffra - Trisch Trasch polka
Chopin/Hamelin - Triple Study
Massenet/Tatum - Elegy
Mozart/Volodos - Turkish March

Programme B

Chopin/Rosenthal - Minute Waltz in 3rds
Mozart/Volodos - Turkish March
Bizet/Horowitz - Carmen Fantasy
Strauss/Cziffra - Saber Dance
Original Dixieland Jazz Band/Tatum - Tiger Rag
Chopin/Hamelin - Triple Study

Programme C

Chopin/Rosenthal - Minute Waltz in 3rds
Mozart/Volodos - Turkish March
Bizet/Horowitz - Carmen Fantasy
Chopin/Hamelin - Triple Study
Original Dixieland Jazz Band/Tatum - Tiger Rag
Rimsky-Korsakov/Cziffra - Flight of the Bumble-Bee

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Any thoughts on this?

Thank you for your input!

Regards,
cuberdrift

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Re: Ideas for a Virtuoso Arrangement program
Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 02:24:02 PM
virtuosity - flawless execution of fundamentals (basics perfection), coupled with rare creativity (uncommon artistry and original expression).

my favorite display of virtuosity arranged work is this Petr/favorite virtuoso performance/display of it below. Program would be greatly ameliorated w/ more of this and similar to balance all that other stuff (in either of the sets you listed)
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(from her finals recital at the cliburn)
i would also probably add something like this as well


here is a virtuosic potato

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Re: Ideas for a Virtuoso Arrangement program
Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 05:00:10 PM
The second the Bach-Petri :)
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
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Re: Ideas for a Virtuoso Arrangement program
Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 02:08:42 PM
Continuing to think on variety, so adding Bach helps, i think Kyoko's concert arrangement of libertango would add spice to just about any program
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