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Schumann posthumous variations
« on: November 17, 2019, 11:32:00 PM »
So I'm putting together a graduate recital for the spring and while I think I have enough rep, it might be nice to do something romantic Era, pretty, and/or reflective. I discovered Schumann's posthumous variation no. 5 (part of the symphonic etudes I think) which I find absolutely beautiful.
 It's so short so I was wondering if it would be weird to play just the set of posthumous variations and not the whole symphonic etude set?

I don't necessarily "need" another piece but I thought this really the bill of what I was looking for. Other pieces I've found that are beautiful also tend to be showy and I already have lots of showy pieces....I'd love to do a consolation but they're so overplayed...

Here is a link to the variation:
Currently working on:
Handel - keyboard suite in E major
Ravel - Sonatine
Chopin - Polonaise in A flat op. 53 "Heroic"
Muczynski - sonata op. 9 no. 1
Villa Lobos - Minstrel Impressions

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Re: Schumann posthumous variations
«Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 03:14:10 PM »
you can kinda do whatever you want w an encore, have it up your sleep, don't tell anyone about them, do the first bow then quickly come back and announce them and pop them out :D

if not that, given you're doing some of Bob Muczinsky's work, you might look at some of his variations from desperate measures/ie the Paganini variations, and some select variations from that after the main theme, that's a super freakin cool piece too