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Topic: Junior recital rep  (Read 1018 times)

Offline nathan1234

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Junior recital rep
on: May 24, 2020, 03:54:14 AM
I just got approved for a recital in the fall and I canít think of another piece or two to balance out the rep. My professor always lets me pick the music so he doesnít really offer any help in that respect. I was already planning on Scriabin's fourth sonata and Chopin scherzo Op. 31 so if that gives a hint at what Iíd be able to pull off could anyone offer some suggestions to fill the 30 minutes?

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Re: Junior recital rep
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 10:34:26 AM
How about a Handel Suite, a Faure nocturne, Dello-Joio 3rd Sonata, Rachmaninoff Elegie.
Best of luck!

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Re: Junior recital rep
Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 02:12:13 PM
PDQ BACH selections from the short tempered kalvier would be a dope way to finish

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Re: Junior recital rep
Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 09:36:16 PM
Hi Nathan1234,

I love Scriabin, I hope you have fun with it at your recital!!

I would personally find some shorter, lighter pieces. The Scriabin and Chopin are already somewhat long pieces, and they already encompass a great range of musical textures and depth. What pieces are in your repertoire? Since your recital is in the fall, pull out some older pieces, or if there is a piece that you are currently working on, I would also consider polishing it if you would like to play it for your recital. Also a personal suggestion, but I would find pieces from other musical periods since Chopin and Scriabin are romantic pieces (though the Scriabin goes through the 20th century). I hope this helps and good luck with your recital!
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Beethoven Sonata 18
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole
Prokofiev Sonata 4 op.29
Scriabin Piano Concerto

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Re: Junior recital rep
Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 03:56:47 AM
This spring I did Bachís e minor Toccata, Chopin op. 10 no. 1 and 4, Brahms op.117, Bartůk suite op. 14, and Mozart k.466 in d minor. So I donít exactly have a classical or short baroque piece to dig out or otherwise. This is where the problem kind of occurred, since I puke only thin of note romantic pieces to add but that seems like too much.  I donít have much experience with post-scriabin music a dd you can never have enough of Viennese classical but I still don't know enough of the repertoire to make a great choice..

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Re: Junior recital rep
Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 04:35:26 AM
A couple of suggestions
Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-GG9LMTXwCY

ginastera
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uemFFyQ2UW4


 

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