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Which to play... #460517 12/21/06 08:32 PM
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I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding. It's tomorrow and I'm deciding between two famous liszt pieces: La campanella and Hungarian rhapsody no. 2. It really doesn't matter which one i pick however, but what would you pick in this situation and why? Audience are mainly supportive parents who also have their kids in the recital ranging from 7 to age 17.

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Re: Which to play... #460518 12/21/06 09:10 PM
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I would pick the Rhapsody, because it's longer. Man, why should you even ask? Always play the longer piece!

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And play La campanella as the cadenza!

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And play La campanella as the cadenza!
Hmm.. Good idea

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I'd play La Campanella. HR2 is too long for a student recital, and they'll be bored by the parts that aren't zipping along. (IMO) (But HR2 is a great piece -- if you do play it, I'd just do the friska half)


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And play La campanella as the cadenza!
Capital idea! But just be certain to transpose it to C# minor. laugh


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I'd prefer listening to La Campanella. Than HR2 smile

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I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding. It's tomorrow
In Gainesville? where? when?

Re: Which to play... #460525 12/22/06 12:10 PM
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- posted 21 December, 2006 08:32 PM I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding.
Did he/she have a sex change operation?

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LOL, OR can you just not tell?

On the other hand, the music, what ever on is most exciting! the one that will keep everyone listening on the edge of their seat the most, or make them cry! the most heart wrinching!

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la campanella is better for younger audiences... i like it more than the HR :p
though this second rhapsody is awesome, but a bit dense in the beggining, but all the happiness that overcomes that sadness is worth the time waited smile


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Re: Which to play... #460528 12/22/06 04:59 PM
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- posted 21 December, 2006 08:32 PM I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding.
Did [b]he/she
have a sex change operation? [/b]
Not really sure which teacher is doing it, the male or the female one is holding it because last year it was held by a male and a female teacher but this year it's just held by one person, which i have yet to know.

Pretty funny though

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- posted 21 December, 2006 08:32 PM I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding.
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It sounds (looks?) more like it's still a work in prgress! laugh

Cheers!


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[b] I just got back in town and my former piano teacher asked me to play a piece at a recital he/she is holding. It's tomorrow
In Gainesville? where? when? [/b]
Not in Gainesville, in Orlando Fl and im about to play in the next 2 hours, im getting dressed. If it was in gainesville i would PM you to come and watch but maybe next time.

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Which did you finally decide to play, and how did it go?

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I've decided la campanella. thanks for all the suggestions. Im due in less than 2 hours!

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Which did you finally decide to play, and how did it go?

Regards,
Let you know by tonight, thanks for asking!

Re: Which to play... #460534 12/23/06 12:34 AM
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Well, the recital was held at a Steinway Piano gallery. "He" held the recital and i played la campanella. Being ill-prepared i messed up on one or two parts but no one seem to noticed. I realized how much i need to brush up on this piece. I was notified Wednesday and expected to perform Friday evening. I'm sure i could of smoothed out those rough edges with maybe an additional day. But it's over

Thanks for all the replies

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Do HR2! its the most effective piece in the common solo repertoire (for me, with the exception of Balakirev's Islamey). It's length is worth it.


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Play what you play well and feel comfortable with. Most Parents are not Listz specialist. However, the Rhasody's melody is well know with most. I wish you much luck.

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