Hey, familiar thing here too. I have to play the Bach e minor partita for an upcoming recital that's only supposed to be 30 minutes long (that's the partita, with repeats!), but it still has to have a balanced program, and there's no maximum
recital length for me. So I'm going to play one or two Chopin etudes (probably 25/6 and 7) and maybe one or two preludes from Shostakovich Op. 34 to balance it out, but the program will probably be closer to an hour than to 30 minutes. Because I've been told that repeating the A sections on Bach is required
. Since 7 of the 8 movements of my partita are binary, that's a lot of repeating.
Also, my entire program will be minor key pieces. I love minor keys! For my next recital, though, I'm doing Beethoven's Op. 110, so that will throw some major key goodness into the mix.
By the way, the c minor partita is my next project.
Alternatively I thought of doing the C minor Partita with repeats, Mozart's A minor Rondo K511 (a piece I think I could get on well with having toyed with it) and Chopin's F major Ballade, but would 30mins of works in a minor key against 7 mins in a major be too depressing?
No, and I think that is a perfect program for what is required. And your major key piece is actually a minor key piece in disguise. That's a good thing!