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Winterwind vs. La Campanella
#581375 04/26/07 08:40 PM
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*sigh* Here I am again, and since pianoworld has helped me alot, I need to ask this question once again.

I have an upcoming recital and my general audience will be some high school students and some yuppies (college students) and I was invited to perform a piece which would not be extremely long and something not so boring.

I came up with Chopin's etude op.25 #11 and Liszt's Paganini etude #3 "La Campanella"

Though, these are pieces which I've taken up some time ago, I've a month to polish them since my teacher is also one of my country's more well known teachers (Who happens to be a perfectionist as well which is grueling) and she believes that I can play each to performance level.

Now here's my question:

Which would be a better piece to perform in front of the audience that I mentioned?

Winterwind to dazzle them with speed and catch their attention, or La Campanella to have a charming musical theme stuck in their heads and to have a little "acrobatics?"

help is appreciated. Thanks!

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My guess is that you'll get an equal number of opinions for each.

It's your choice.

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I have performed both pieces in front of "music appreciation" college students a few times. La Campanella has a lot more for the audience to "watch". Etude 25/11 is just right-hand runs, left-hand runs, and more right-hand runs. Only a pianist can appreciate this etude. The clueless audience will just say "cool".

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its all personal opinion man. whatever works for you.


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Heh...I was going to vote for the Chopin.

Both are good, though!


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Agree with LisztAddict. The inexperienced audience will find La Campanella more musically accessible, as well, I think.


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Yes, I'd go with the Liszt piece as well. The Chopin can be a little hard on the ears and difficult to take in, as well as being quite a serious piece next to La Campanella's cheekiness.

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I would personally prefer to see you perform La Campanella if I was going to be there. It stands on it's own better than the Chopin in my view.

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Hi Drudged! Yes, I noticed that you can play BOTH Winterwind and La Campanella. wink Good for you! What to play for the school children? Check out the High School Talent Show thread – lots of good advice there! cool

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i would personally pick la campanella


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