Originally Posted by valanhb
Allie, I listened to samples of that piece on Barnes & Noble, and WOW! That is a very complex piece of music! I'm impressed!!!
Sending lots of calming vibes to you to get you through the audition - and remember - Think like a cat!
The rest of the audition rep are selections from teh following:
-Igor Stravinsky "Firebird Suite (1919)" - Variation l'oiseau de feu
-Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Classical" - flute solo from movement 4
-3 from Ravel's Daphnis...including the opening groups of 12, the part after teh flute solo and the very end where it gets all fast and chromatic.
-the first movement of Carl Nielsen's flute concerto (the flute solo part, obviously, nothing from the orchestra)
If you want some GOOD classical music, here are some of my all-time favorites:
I'm really into new music, and these are probably for the more adventurous people out there....
-Steve Reich- Different Trains or Electric Counterpoint
-George Crumb- Vox Balanae for 3 masked players OR Eleven Echoes of Autmn OR Idyll for the Misbegotten
-Any of Elliott Carter's string trios
-Oliver Messaien- Quartet fot the End of Time or Le Merle Noir
-Arnold Schoenberg- Pierrot Lunaire
-Alban berg- Violin Concerto
-Berio- Sinfonia, specifically the 3rd movement and the Sequenza for solo flute
"Normal" orchestra works that might not be popular with general public:
-Bartok- violin concerto no. 2, concerto for orchestra, hungarian sketched, music for strings percussion and celeste
-Ravel- Daphnis et Chloe, Piano trio in a, gaspard de le nuit, tzigane
-Stravinsky- The Firebird Suite, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring (which is possibly my all time favorite piece of orchestral music)
Prokofiev- Syphony No. 5, Romeo and Juliet, Flute Sonata
Shostakovich-both piano trios, symphonies 5 and 9, cello concerto
Beethoven- Symphony no. 7
Mendelssohn- Symphony No. 4, piano trio
Gorecki- Symphony No. 3
Dvorak- Cello concerto, symphony no. 8
Schumann- cello concerto
Brahms- Symphony 4, double concerto (cello and violin)
Sibelius- Violin concerto
The Shubert Symphonies 1 and 2 are also good...kind of like 'easy listening' for people new to classical music
But the stuff on my list ain't Pachbel's canon in d