I'm new in the forum, just registered, and don't rightly know if this is the right section for this post but to me it seems the most suitable..
My problem is, that I can't seem to find just the right etude for the entrance exams of a local conservatory (don't know the right term in english, but its upper-secondary level) that will take place sometime April next year.
Other pieces that I'm playing, to give you some image of what I can do, will be Bach's d-minor prelude and fugue from WTC-II, Haydn E-flat sonata no. 52 and "Soirée dans Grenade" by Debussy from Estampes. I have been playing for four to five years now. I tried at first to play Chopin's F-major etude (op.10/8?) but it seemed to be just an inch too difficult; had I more time than a few months I could propably do it decently. So, I'm looking for some kind of etude that would be more difficult than the other pieces I'm playing (cause they seem to go quite well, and I know I could play something a bit more advanced,) but then again someting maybe not as difficult as the Chopin etudes, if you catch my drift.
The piece doesn't necessarily have to be an etude, but it has to be fast paced, it could also be "corresponding virtuoso piece," as they put it in the info leaflet they sent me.
I interpret this to mean that the piece should have a difficultish technical problem, not mere fast scale-runs or so on. But those kind of pieces are welcome, too.
It would be a plus if the piece would be somewhat short (3-6 pages?)
Any help will be appreciated, and if someone can recommend me a piece and may also send the score I would be eternally grateful.
Thanks a lot in advance!
-Tuomas from Finland
ps. Can somebody also tell me do I have to post some recordings now in order to stay as a forum member, I didn't quite understand.
I may be able to do it sometime in the future, but not just now.