I am trying to develop a repertoire that I could potentially use to apply to a Master's degree. Currently, I am considering auditioning in 2020-2021.
Unfortunately, my background is untraditional and so I don't have much of a repertoire yet.
So, as for classical sonatas: I have been learning Schubert D664 and D784. Schubert should be considered Romantic, so I could also learn something else that is more likely to count as slightly more Classical. I have been following a recent teacher's advice by trying the short G-major op. 79 Beethoven sonata, which is delightful and looks kind to memorization. (And my current teacher approves.)
Yet though I'm pretty sure 79 is much less popular to ban at auditions than op. 49, I worry if it is too unambitious...
Yes, in picking repertoire for auditions, I suppose what matters most is 1. whether a piece is permitted and 2. whether I can play it fittingly.
Nonetheless, how [un]wise might it be for me to audition Beethoven op. 79 for a solid master's in piano performance at schools that don't prohibit it?
(Qualify your answer as you wish, for example: How confident/speculative are you in this topic? At what schools, or what caliber of schools, or to whom, etc. might auditioning op. 79 be a good/bad/so-so idea?)
Thank you very much in advance.