Contrasting programme

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Contrasting programme

Post by jar » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:33 am

For my A Level performance I need a contrasting programme of about 15 minutes and I was planning on playing Reinecke's Undine Sonata (1st movement) and Honegger's Danse de la Chèvre. However this is too short so I was planning to add Hindemith's flute sonata (1st movement).
The problem is I'm not sure wondering if this combination is contrasting? :?
Do you think it is varied enough to show a range of playing styles or if it is all too similar in style/period etc?
I don't have too long to learn a new piece but are there any suggestions if this is not okay?

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Re: Contrasting programme

Post by pied_piper » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Generally, for auditions and exams, it's a good idea to show varied styles and periods in your repertoire. You want to include both a slow and a fast piece, something technical and something lyrical. In your case all of your music is 20th century. It would be nice to include a baroque or classical piece to show your mastery of different period works.
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