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 Post subject: Help in Choosing LTCL pieces?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:14 am 
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I am currently in the midst of choosing my pieces for my LTCL Diploma Exam.
After looking through the Repertoire List, I have narrowed down my selection to a few options, as I listed them here :- I have to choose at least 3 or 4 pieces in constrasting styles and the timing of them must be a minimum of 37 minutes and max 43 minutes.
To give you a rough idea of my technique level, These are the pieces I played for my ATCL:-

Bach French Suite No 5 in G
Mozart Sonata in D K 311
Schubert Impromptu in E flat no 2 Op 90
Prokofiev Vision Fugitives no 2,11, and 14 ( however this piece was omitted towards the exam because of the time length.

After much discussion and thought I have narrowed down my list of repertoire as follows :-

Bach Keyboard Concerto BWV 974 ( 10'13)
Haydn Sonata in C Hob 50 ( English) ( 15:00)

and Either

Schumann Pappillons ( 14:00)

OR

Faure Impromptu in A flat Op 34 no 3 ( 4:49)
Ginastera Argentinian Dances No 1 and 3 (( 1:42) and 3:31)
Chopin Nocturne in D flat Op 27 no 2 ( 5: 31)
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue ( 8: 55)
Faure Nocturne in B no 2 Op 33( 7: 19)

I personally like the Chopin Nocturne and the Faure Impromptu.
My teacher thinks the it would be better for me to learn them all and then decide upon it later. I think the Ginastera Argentinian Dances is straightforward and a good choice for me.

What do you think of my choice of repertoire? Which piece do you think I should play for my exam?

A million thanks and Regards.
Your advice is much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Help in Choosing LTCL pieces?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:12 am 
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That is definitely a good Chopin nocturne. Which Shostakovich set are you considering? I know that is what I would pick for the contemporary piece, (no matter which one it is!), but if you think the Ginastera fits you better, then go with that. Also, I would always pick Bach over Handel, but that's just me. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Help in Choosing LTCL pieces?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:19 pm 
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Sorry, forgot to mention, the Shostakovich Prelude and fugue no 4 in e minor op 87.

Which do you think is a better choice for me given my current technique?


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 Post subject: Re: Help in Choosing LTCL pieces?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:16 pm 
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I'm not really qualified to comment on that, I don't think. I was just commenting based on musical taste. The only piece on the list I've actually played is the Chopin 27/2.

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