Liszt Transcendental etude no. 1

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Liszt Transcendental etude no. 1

Postby totentanz » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi everyone! I am going to participate a piano competition. Here's my question, is Liszt's Transcendental etude no. 1 (which ends in less than a minute) too short for a competition or there's no problem with the length of it at all?
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Re: Liszt Transcendental etude no. 1

Postby techneut » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:50 pm

I'd say it is way too short. Five 5 minutes is the usual maximum for a first round of a competition, and you may want to make the most of that. Also, this etude is not really competition material IMO. It's too simple and is really not more than a brief introduction to all that is to come. Now if you could combine it with the 2nd etude, that would be another matter...
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Re: Liszt Transcendental etude no. 1

Postby andrew » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:00 pm

Too short. And, as already stated, it's too easy. What do the competition rules stipulate for the first round?

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