Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
102 registered members (bennevis, amad23, ando, Adypiano, Azer, 36251, 24 invisible), 1,719 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2257429 - 04/06/14 12:23 AM Recital Reportoire and Order  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
bplary1300 Offline
Full Member
bplary1300  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
Maine
Hi everyone!
I'm in the process of preparing for my Senior recital and was just looking for any input on the selection of works and the order in which I plan to perform them. It is as follows as of now.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.26
Chopin: Etude Op.25 No.10
Intermission
Schumann: Arabeske Op.18
Brahms: Piano Sonata Op.2
Hope to hear some thoughts, thanks!

Last edited by bplary1300; 04/06/14 12:25 AM.


(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2257435 - 04/06/14 12:45 AM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,384
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,384
New York
I love the pieces and love the program, but I'd tweak that order. The main thing that strikes me the wrong way is following that Beethoven sonata with the Chopin Octave Etude. I think the etude "tramples on" the sonata, especially considering how the sonata ends. I think it ruins the mood that was (hopefully) established, and I think the ordering seems almost like it shows a lack of appreciation for what the sonata is. But of course that's subjective, and I'm sure a lot of people would think that order is fine.

As a lesser concern, I wouldn't start the program with the sonata. The feeling is maybe ironic on my part, because back in the day (I'd admit that this was for the Beethoven bicentennial but I'd be sort of admitting my age) grin my college did a Beethoven sonata cycle, and they led off the series with that piece (played by me, no less). ha
But while I think it's a great piece to begin a sonata cycle, in general I think it's not best to begin a usual kind of recital with such a relatively long piece. That's another thing where I know that lots of people would think it's totally fine to keep it as you have it, but I think it's usually best to "ease" the audience into the program with something shorter. Of course you could say "but the sonata is 4 short movements," but still. The audience doesn't get to applaud or to stretch that much in between them. smile

And for just about the same reason, I think it's best for most of us also -- us as performers -- to start with something shorter. But on this part of it, obviously all I can really speak for is myself. I'm just guessing about others.

Putting that all together, here's how I'd order those pieces:

Schumann: Arabeske Op.18
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.26

Intermission

Chopin: Etude Op.25 No.10
Brahms: Piano Sonata Op.2

#2257450 - 04/06/14 01:22 AM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 920
MarkH Offline
500 Post Club Member
MarkH  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 920
Seattle, WA
I think Mark's suggestions are great!

#2257615 - 04/06/14 12:16 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,405
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,405
Victoria, BC
I agree with Mark / Mark.

Is there an echo in here?


However, to me the program seems too heavily "Romantic." I would want something Baroque or Modern to "cleanse the palate" somewhere along the way.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2257641 - 04/06/14 01:02 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,140
Polyphonist Offline
9000 Post Club Member
Polyphonist  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,140
New York City
Group a few other etudes along with the one you are already playing.


Regards,

Polyphonist
#2257650 - 04/06/14 01:14 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: Polyphonist]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,361
pianoloverus Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
pianoloverus  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,361
New York City
Originally Posted by Polyphonist
Group a few other etudes along with the one you are already playing.
I agree.

A single etude or any single short piece by one composer is not ideal in terms of "making sense"(just my personal preference). Or play another short piece or two by Chopin if no other etudes are available.

#2258006 - 04/07/14 06:26 AM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,097
fnork Offline
2000 Post Club Member
fnork  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,097
Helsinki, Finland
Here's another one in agreement with most of Mark's suggestions! For me, the Beethoven + Schumann in one half and Brahms + Chopin in the other works better. Not entirely sure if I'd prefer doing the Schumann before Beethoven though, perhaps better the other way around.

Do you have any particular requirements for the recital? That could be good to know, if you want other suggestions for repertoire.

#2262182 - 04/15/14 02:49 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
bplary1300 Offline
Full Member
bplary1300  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
Maine
Hi everyone, thanks for the great advice, I agree the Etude does sort of steamroll over the peaceful ending of the Beethoven sonata. In terms of repertoire this is set in stone considering the recital is a week from today.
I chose most of this repertoire based on my auditions for Grad school, I also played a Rzewski and Bach piece for the auditions but I had used them in my Junior recital last spring and didn't want to recycle them. I learned the Schumann the last few weeks to fill in the time I needed. There were no repertoire requirements for the recital.



#2262185 - 04/15/14 02:51 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
bplary1300 Offline
Full Member
bplary1300  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 353
Maine
And adding to what I just said I will be attending Longy School of Music in Boston for my Masters!



#2262193 - 04/15/14 03:03 PM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,384
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,384
New York
Originally Posted by bplary1300
And adding to what I just said I will be attending Longy School of Music in Boston for my Masters!

In that case you might have a chance to run into a few of us at the Boston amateur competition, which often is held there.

(The probable next time for that competition is around June 2015.)

Quote
....In terms of repertoire this is set in stone

That's what I assumed, and it's why I didn't suggest any different pieces.

#2262550 - 04/16/14 10:41 AM Re: Recital Reportoire and Order [Re: bplary1300]  
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,994
TwoSnowflakes Offline
1000 Post Club Member
TwoSnowflakes  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,994
Ooh, I like the idea of the Arabesque first. A lovely tone setter and a great segue into the Beethoven.


Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
refinish bridge
by grand idea. 06/28/17 06:43 AM
Are there any Steingraeber & Sohne pianos in Australia?
by PerfectPianoSearch. 06/28/17 03:22 AM
Kawai or Yamaha for classical music?
by James Guo. 06/27/17 10:47 PM
I hope I'm still playing...
by Retsacnal. 06/27/17 10:02 PM
Playing Some (Not All) Movements of a Piece?
by ClsscLib. 06/27/17 08:13 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,496
Posts2,639,713
Members88,206
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0