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#1969489 - 10/06/12 03:16 PM Re: What is important to maintain in your repertoire? [Re: daviel]
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Originally Posted By: daviel
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I don't think most amateurs and even most professionals spend(or should spend) much time maintaining repertoire. Having a few pieces to play for others when asked is a oompletely different story. So is preparing some previously learned work(s) for a recital.

As has been stated a few times, once someone has been studying piano for more than a few years, maintaining all the pieces they've learned previously is virtually impossible and quite pointless, I think. I think the diamond analogy in Charles Cooke's book was quite silly. Probably he just wants people to avoid having nothing to play if they asked to "play something".


Cooke apparently was just a compulsive, sincerely dedicated amateur. That is a theme throughout the book.
If he really thinks one should maintain all the pieces one's learned, he's compulsive and highly impractical. Of course, his definition of maintain could be different from other people's definitions. Sounds basically impossible unless he's been learning one piece a year for the last 20 years.

If one only learned a miniscule 1/2 hour of new music a year, then after 20 years that would total 10 hours of music learned. To even play through that much music once a week requires 2 hours/day.

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#1969495 - 10/06/12 03:27 PM Re: What is important to maintain in your repertoire? [Re: JoelW]
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Originally Posted By: mazurkajoe
So, in your opinion Pianoloverus, about how many large-scale and smaller-scale works do you think would be good for a pianist to keep on hand at any specific time?
One can spend as much time as one wants but I'd recommend very little...only as many as would require less than 1/10th or less of your practice time each day.

Why on earth would an amateur or even a professional want to spend a significant amount of their time maintaining their repertoire? Do they expect to get a sudden invitation to play 10 recitals with 10 different programs on short notice?

My guess is that most professionals spend, other than pure technical practice, 95% of their time learning new pieces and/or reviewing specific previously learned works they are going to perform in the near future.


Edited by pianoloverus (10/06/12 03:29 PM)

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#1969632 - 10/06/12 11:51 PM Re: What is important to maintain in your repertoire? [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
My guess is that most professionals spend, other than pure technical practice, 95% of their time learning new pieces and/or reviewing specific previously learned works they are going to perform in the near future.


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