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#559339 12/12/03 05:45 PM
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What a relief! I made it through without stops, memory slips, or train wrecks, and actually played pretty darn well. I played with everything I had - I'm pooped!

The only part I wish I could do over was the coda of the last movement of the Waldstein. I saved the Waldstein for last and they let me play the entire first and second movements, but then had me jump to the coda part way through the 3rd movement. I tensed up and the result was really sloppy.

Other than that I felt really good about my performance and faculty must have liked it well enough to pass me. My teacher said it was "really good". Next stop junionor recital. Speaking of, anyone have any good ideas for a Junior recital program?

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Ryan:

Let me the first to congratulate you! Good news.

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I'm so happy for you Ryan. Go and have yourself a nice big brew (that is, if you're of age, of course). thumb thumb

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Great job Ryan, congratulations.


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Glad you brought back good news, ryan.
No details re the post party? laugh
Congratulations. smile

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CONGRATS!!!

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What? They didn't take my bribe. frown

Seriously though, congrats!

Junior recital...how about:

Haydn, F minor variations (15 mins)
Chopin, 3rd Sonata (23 mins)
Corigliano, Etude Fantasy (17 mins)

Heavy but impressive.

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Ryan,

Well done, congratulations!


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Congratulations .... For what you did (& did so well) .... Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays & Good Luck with your junior recital.

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Ryan,
Congratulations; Having heard you play I'm sure you did wonderfully thumb !!! Now you can relax for a bit and have fun for the holidays. I'm sure your jr recital will go great too.

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Ryan,

Congratulations.

I am very happy that you passed.

With all the help and support you are giving to so many of us on this forum, you certainly deserved to succeed in your endeavours.

I suggest for your junior recital that you choose the works that really say who you are as a person, as a musician and ...as a junior.

Play works that are worth living for.
After all, the audience is generally made of persons who know that behing great music lies something deeper.

BTW Have you read Barenboim's autobiography ?
A life in music

He certainly has a deep approach of music and life.
The more I read what musicians have written about their search (Barenboim, Brendel, Blandine Verlet), the more I feel that piano is as "path" (a road worth travelling).

Congratulations again and best wishes for preparing your recital.

smile


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Congrats. Now you can enjoy the holidays.

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Congratulations! What an accomplishment and relief!

What else did you play besides Waldstein?

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Congratulations smile And no surprise either smile

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Way to go man!

How about this for the junior recital:

The Warsaw Concerto
All 24 Chopin Preludes
Rhapsody in Blue

These will show a wide (and IMO amazing) display of talent and are ususally well received.

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Thanks for the congrats, everybody!

Kathy and Bob,

I'm of age, but no post party or brewski - the fridge was bare. I did have my favorite Chinese dish with my wife late last night, though - seafood and tofu hotpot. smile

Nina,

I played the Waldstein, Bach's Italian Concerto, Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 8 in F, Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in Gb, and the last movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Plus scales and arpeggios.

Brendan, lol - I hope you didn't pay them very much! Intersting program idea - definately gave me some food for thought. I also have Brahms Op. 118 and the first two Chopin Scherzi in my fingers, but I don't see how to work them into a junior recital. I also badly want to do Prokofiev's 7th or 6th. Hmmmm.

Dan, I'm going to try to avoid concerti, but the Chopin Preludes is an interesting idea. I intend to learn the entire set at some point, just a matter of when. Too much music and too little time!

EDIT: It's an interesting feeling to be a junior in music school again. Unlike last time, I don't have plans to change my major this time. Also unlike last time, I'm actually enjoying the process. smile

Ryan

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Nice goin' Ryan. Your cap must be filled with feathers, now.

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Possible Programs:

Something standard:

Beethoven - Variations in F, Op. 34
Tchaikovsky - a group from The Seasons
Prokofiev 6

or

The coolest recital idea I've had in a while. If you don't do it, I will:

Rachmaninoff Set
Op. 32#1, 10, 12, Op. 33#6

Chopin Set
A couple of dances (mazurkas/waltzes)
A Ballade (I'd probably do 1 or 3)

Intermission

Haydn - C Major Sonata, L. 60 ("Plink plank plunk")
Bolcom - Dead Moth Tango
Bolcom/Albright - Brass Knuckles


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Have you played/heard the 12 etudes for piano by Bolcom? They are very interesting!

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Ryan, that is awesome! What a nice Christmas present for you! Congratulations!

smile Jodi

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