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Help in Choosing LTCL pieces?

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by Bubbles, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles New Member

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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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    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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    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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    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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