QUOTE(Lucysop @ Oct 21 2011, 09:29 AM)
QUOTE(andante_in_c @ Oct 21 2011, 09:23 AM)
QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Oct 21 2011, 09:17 AM)
I guess your programme would be acceptable, though it probably would be preferable at LRSM to squeeze in 4 pieces, so that a 20th C piece could be included.
There is no need at LRSM to play music from more than two periods, and three substantial pieces are definitely acceptable.
It looks a good programme to me, if a bit safe (in the sense that you have gone for well-known repertoire). It might be worth considering something a little more unusual, as examiners tend to appreciate a change.
Yes it just states at least two distinct periods. andante_in_c is right in saying that the examiners like something more unusual so perhaps you could think of something that might fit the bill even if short. Sorry can't help much more than that as I don't profess to know much of the piano rep these days. Good luck.
I agree with a fudge of almost all that everyone has said.
Yes LRSM only needs 2 periods of music
Yes 4 pieces would be better than three, although three substantial pieces are acceptable.
Can you think of a short piece of a similar standard and style to make your programme complete?
It does not have to be contemporary. Maybe a minature by Brahms or Liszt or a piece of Mendelssohn or Schumann?
It does not have to be on the syllabus as it can be your own choice.
The only syllabus piece I can think of to complete this programme would be one of the Chopin Ballades maybe the 1st one in g minor.
However in the end the choice is yours. These are all wonderful pieces of music. Good luck with your preparation.