About the repertoire of skilled concert performers

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jackhuy
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About the repertoire of skilled concert performers

Post by jackhuy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:15 am

Do concert performers sometimes add intermediary level pieces into their performance and why (just curious though)?

CathyCate
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Re: About the repertoire of skilled concert performers

Post by CathyCate » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:25 am

Many do.
If you have attentive listeners in your audience, they need and deserve a break from a barrage of sound and complexity. If you are planning a recital someday, program like a DJ and include a ladies' choice now and then;-)
A simple piece can be good material for an encore as well.
Additionally, studying program notes may provide useful information on this question.

astro64
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Re: About the repertoire of skilled concert performers

Post by astro64 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:28 am

Yes they do, but they likely play it a level that I can only aspire to. Sometimes I have this experience listening to a CD with e.g. Julian Bream playing. Wow, that is a majestic piece of music...wait, I play it myself....

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Re: About the repertoire of skilled concert performers

Post by Jim Davidson » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:24 am

I think concert level players are principally concerned with playing great music, and that doesn't always mean playing hard music.
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