College music auditions?
I have to choose between two pieces to play for my college music auditions: “Jeux D’eau” by Ravel and “Un Sospiro” by Liszt. Which would be the better option?
- MamiankaLv 74 weeks agoBest answer
From a musical/compositional viewpoint, the Ravel is far better. But between that and the Liszt ( who said you have to choose between those 2?) you need to go with what you play best - no errors, fine sense of interpretive style, correct tempi, evidence of proper technique. Both my husband and I have judged many hundreds - could be thousands? - of students in state-wide assessments. Although they are allotted 15 minutes of so, we can pretty much separate the good players form the hackers and slobs - or those who just had poor or far too little good teaching. So gotta ask - what does YOUR OWN TEACHER advise? taking opinions form random strangers here means one might be a degreed and experienced expert - and another is lying troll - or someone who just says snarky things (like the French-title dig from another responder - cearly NOT a trained pianist.) work hard, do well - and tell us more about this audition. Know all your scales, major and minor, with correct Hanon fingerlings? Arpeggios? Solid sight-reading skills? WHEN is this audition? Gods luck - write back.
- Anonymous7 days ago
try playing deu rag deu by Armondo Ragu
- robertoLv 63 weeks ago
mamianka,, she is correct
- marsLv 74 weeks ago
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- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
i think either one would be okay
- 4 weeks ago
hello i dont know about this sought things follow your heart that the answer you have thankyou
- CharlesLv 44 weeks ago
The one you can play with the fewest mistakes.
- YesLv 74 weeks ago
Are you in a college in France or something?