I'm playing 2 pieces in the music school recital in a few days. When (if!) the polite audience claps after the first piece should I stand up to acknowledge, say seated and grin nervously, (no I mean smile graciously) at them, or just try to steady myself for the second?
The pieces are Pathetique 3rd movement and Grieg's Notturno, so very different in character.
(Of course, if the Pathetique ends fortissimo on the wrong chord, there just might be only a stunnerd silence ... )