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#2023526 - 01/29/13 03:58 PM competition advise
LiorMoskoPiano Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
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hi everyone,
I wanna play a competetion soon and have hard time choosing a program.
right now I try to decide which of chopin ballades should I play
The first or the forth?
thanks for any help smile

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#2023540 - 01/29/13 04:28 PM Re: competition advise [Re: LiorMoskoPiano]
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I know this is beyond unhelpful...but, um, whichever fits you best...I mean, it's better to play a less difficult piece with competence than to slightly struggle...master *one*; the one you're best at now, would be my advice. Um...sorry I can't just tell you to do one or the other laugh
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

#2023541 - 01/29/13 04:30 PM Re: competition advise [Re: LiorMoskoPiano]
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For a competition, you play what you can play the best. For an audition, you play what shows what you can do.
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#2023544 - 01/29/13 04:44 PM Re: competition advise [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
For a competition, you play what you can play the best. For an audition, you play what shows what you can do.

Uh.. what?

#2023550 - 01/29/13 04:49 PM Re: competition advise [Re: LiorMoskoPiano]
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At the last Chopin competition both were played in equal numbers, 20 times each.

So it boils down to your personal preference. Play whichever one you would enjoy more playing.



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