I'm looking into applying for conservatoires next year and I need to rustle up 15 minutes worth of pieces.
3 pieces that need to be contrasting
The conservatoires i've been looking at are: Birmingham (Closest to me), RNCM, RCS and RWCMD. Any other advice?
I've got one piece I know i'm definitely going to do: Rachmaninov- Prelude in D op.23, I can play it really well from memory and there's not gonna be any problems there. It's about 5-6 mins long, fills the 20th century/romantic time period. Its a slow piece.
So basically I need another two pieces that are about 5-8 mins each.
I've thought of: Beethoven op.10 no 1- First Movement
Beethoven op.2 no 3- Second Movement
Chopin prelude no 25 op.45
Bach Fantasia or Fugue from Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903
So something thats Baroque, proper classical (Mozart/Haydn), or proper 20th century (Messiaen, Prokofiev, Shostakovich) might be a good suggestion
Also, i'm just studying for my grade 8 at the moment as well as my A levels. So please dont suggest insane repertoire like Liszt or Chopin Etudes!