Re: Competition Repertoire

Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #88356

I doubt there’s any point in sending it. Do you really think they will change anything? So many repertoire choices are questionable, and nothing is more questionable in my mind than the age categories. It is commendable to include contemporary music, but tastes differ so much. Judy Loman apparently likes Weinzweig’s music. He was a leading Canadian composer, by the way. I think a good modern piece is Continuum by Lalo Shifrin. It develops technique, it has an esthetic, it is easy to understand as art (sound as color streams) and is not terribly hard to play. Perhaps if more people could have input on the repertoire choices it would be better. Unfortunately, it has tended to stay in the same hands for decade upon decade.