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Postby Terez » Sun May 11, 2008 12:54 am

I don't know the last one, but out of the first three, the Pathetique sonata is definitely the most impressive, but I assume you're talking about only the 2nd movement? It's a very nice movement, and not exactly easy, either. Well, I think it's easy but I remember learning it when I was younger and having trouble with it. I'm working on the first movement now. :) I think the Schubert impromptus are more difficult than the 2nd movement of the Pathetique, though....but I've never played those two, so I'm not really sure (I've only played the A-flat minor one, and that one is more difficult than the 2nd movement of the Pathetique), but I think the 2nd movement of the Pathetique would be more effective, if you play it well.

In my piano pedagogy class this semester, my teacher gave a lecture one day on Beauty Pageant Pieces. :lol: She's had several after hours pre-college students over the years that have wanted to learn something impressive for a pageant talent thingy, compressed to 90 seconds. I imagine that's what you're after. :lol: Things that aren't too difficult but sound difficult...the Khachaturian toccata is one of the pieces she mentioned...

Good luck! It seems a bit odd to play a piano piece to audition for drum major (usually you have to conduct and do some mace work), but if that's what they want, I'm sure you'll do fine!
"Z Czernym poznałem się na panie brat—na dwa fortepiana często z nim u niego grywałem. Dobry człowiek, ale nic więcej..." - Fryderyk Chopin

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