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Choice of repertoire for performance at piano club

Post by chrisw » 30 Dec 2017, 19:23

Greetings all.

I would like to ask if anyone has some good suggestions for piano music that I can play/perform at my monthly piano club ? Since the December meeting I am somewhat floundering about what I might learn for January and so far have tried some Greig (Solveig's song) and an arrangement of a Delibes' orchestral score.

The type of music I learn with my piano teacher are typically the easier Mozart or Beethoven sonatas but I tend to think these are just a little too difficult for me to perform in front of an audience when in addition to the music I have to also cope with nerves. They also take me more than a few weeks to learn.

Pieces at around ABRSM grade 5 or 6 from the classical or romantic period would be ideal. Also if you have any suggestions for books containing various pieces at around that level.

Thank you for reading this post.

Chris

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Re: Choice of repertoire for performance at piano club

Post by chrisw » 01 Jan 2018, 18:49

Update;

I have just had a first play through Einaudi's I Giorni and to my surprise think it may be suitable for performance at our meeting on 20Jan. It is similar to the piece I played at the December meeting, Sakamoto's 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence'. The latter wasn't my choice and was totally out of character to what I normally play but I was requested to play it by the group leader. The Sakamoto piece was both a pleasure to learn and to perform but left me with uncertainty as to what I should be presenting at the January meeting.

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Re: Choice of repertoire for performance at piano club

Post by Gill the Piano » 02 Jan 2018, 17:19

There is a series of books by the ABRSM called 'A Romantic Sketchbook For Piano' in the various grades, containing some nice pieces often used (or at least they WERE, but not sure if they still are) as alternatives to the syllabus pieces. I think a good music shop would have some you could look at. Look out for them in Oxfam bookshops as well, as they have a lot of good secondhand music. Perhaps Colin will be along soon - he's a teacher and his suggestions will be more current than mine!
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Re: Choice of repertoire for performance at piano club

Post by chrisw » 02 Jan 2018, 20:56

Thanks for your reply and suggestions Gill.

It would also be nice to see contributions to this forum from Colin.

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