QUOTE(lilly763 @ Jul 23 2011, 02:04 AM)
QUOTE(gumdrops @ Jul 22 2011, 02:01 PM)
this is my programme:
Prelude & Fugue in G minor JS Bach
Sonatina in G op14 no2 Beethoven
Rhapsody in G minor Brahms
Mikrokosmos 152 & 153 Bartok
the last round they asked why I chose so many pieces in G!
And how to sustain the LH chord in the last bar of Bartok when pedal is up, i didnt know how to answer that
Didn't you use the sostenuto pedal for the Bartok? I played the same Bartok for my Dip exam... not sure how one could do it otherwise.
i did, but at the very last two bars the pedal is supposed to be from bar 94 onwards right?
QUOTE(Robodoc @ Jul 23 2011, 06:03 AM)
In the comments did they say whether it was your notes or your viva that they felt let you down, or was it both?
Essentially I think that good preparation involves detailed revision on the back of wide-ranging background knowledge. Both matter! I can only give you the advice I have given in another thread: program notes & viva
In addition, read what the syllabus says, have a look at the relevant books from the recommended reading list and above all enjoy yourself & don't panic.
they mentioned the program notes being over-descriptive. for the viva, i need a stronger grasp of keys and structure. i guess that can be solved by reading and studying the music extra carefully this time round. now i dno whether to re-write the whole program notes or add in a little analysis will do