I started with the Minuets from Partita No. 3 and the judges only heard the Minuet I. It was great the first time around, but the second measure after the second repeat wasn't so great the second time around. The first movement of Haydn Concerto No. 1 in C was okay. They only heard the exposition, which had me a little down. I wanted them to at least let me skip to the cadenza. The Mozart excerpt was fine, but I nearly died on the Schumann excerpt, but then again, so did everyone else. The sight-reading was easy, but somehow I managed to mess up.
I did have a good time hearing other people play in the warm-up room. From the half hour I was in the warm up room, I heard the first movement of Mendelssohn (under-tempo), the first movement of Saint-Saens 3 (a little out of tune), Gavotte in Rondo form from Partita No. 3, the Chaccone, Lalo (which was butchered), and the Allemande from Partita No. 2, so there was a wide variety of playing skills present. No one I knew played from memory.
I wish I could learn some romantic stuff, especially some showpieces. As much fun as classical music is, it gets boring! lol, no offense, but I've learned two Mozart concertos (one well and the other not so well), and a Haydn concerto. Since my audition is over, my teacher is going to let me learn Bruch No. 1. I hope it goes well.
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