Mar 30 2007, 06:37 AM
I have to decide what I'm playing for a festival by about 3.30 today!
It needs to be up to 10 minutes, with 2 contrasting pieces. My teacher said to choose any 2 pieces, but also said the Faure Fantaisie would be a good idea.
It's in June, so I don't want to choose any new pieces without my teacher's guidance, especially since I'll have my A Levels then. But I don't want to choose something I am so secure on now, because I might get sick of them.
How long is the Faure Fantaisie - when you do the Allegro at about 120? Would it be deemed "incorrect" to just play the fast movement of the Fantaisie?
Mar 30 2007, 06:55 AM
If you only have 10 minutes, then I don't think they would object to you playing just one movement of a piece, especially as they want 2 pieces. Even the shortest of my complete pieces wouldn't fit into 10 minutes if I had to do 2. Perhaps pick something slow to go with it?
Mar 30 2007, 07:33 AM
Faure Fantaisie is lovely, and I think you need to play both sections as it is meant to be one piece. I don't think it actually takes up 10 minutes to play so you could couple with a fast movement of a Baroque piece (eg. 1st movement of a Bach Sonata or Quantz) or a short contemporary piece (eg. Danse de Chevre).
Best of luck!
Mar 30 2007, 07:38 AM
I would agree with hero - it's one piece and would feel 'incomplete' without both sections. I'd say it's probably 6ish minutes so you have time for something contrasting!
Mar 30 2007, 02:53 PM
Eeek, I hope so. I was thinking maybe doing the Fantaisie and Bozza Aria. Better go and time them
Mar 30 2007, 03:30 PM
I've just sent the form off. I ran to the post box to catch the 4.15 last post. But I remembered just as I was there I had forgot to put an item down, and now I am doubting whether I put I needed an accompanist down. So I have now emailed the secretary. I feel so bad, and worried I won't be able to change
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