|Author||Topic: VanCliburn Competition|
|posted: 10/5/2005 at 1:08:05 AM ET|
Did anyone watch the Van Cliburn competition - it was on Channel 13 in New York (PBS) - it was wounderful to see and hear such beautiful playing and music. It was way to short.
The final six were all winners and I don't know how the judges make their decision.
Wonder if it helps to have an in with one of the judges. I feel that if you make to the final six, you've got to have what it takes.
North Coast NSW, Australia
|posted: 10/5/2005 at 4:50:24 AM ET|
What pieces were played by the contestants, suzyq?
|posted: 10/5/2005 at 9:49:43 AM ET|
The way the competition was televised, only parts of the pieces performed were broadcast - and it was I couldn't get the names of everything. One piece that caught my attention was Prokofiev Piano Concerto 1, I know that's not the proper way to write it,
wished they would have shown the young lady playing the entire concerto.
Pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaniov, Schumann and others - you know how they do things - they show the name of the pieces while it's being played - and naturally my attention is on the performer not the bottom of the screen.
One contestant play something from the Nutcracker Suite, why I don't know - these judges are looking for the three B's etc., in fact one of the judges spoke with a young lady and suggested she play something else.
It would have been great to hear these talented young musicians play a short piece all the way through. Guess it's the nature of the beast.
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