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Mozart and Beethoven in the same programme?

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#31 Hildegard



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Posted 29 March 2022 - 12:48

If I remember correctly, it is not the ABRSM which grades pieces. They have panels of teachers for each instrument who decide (or at least, recommend) the grade to which each piece should be allocated. I think they have access to historic data but presumably sometimes decide that the grade to which a piece was allocated in the past was actually too harsh, or too lenient. 

As is often  said, blame the teachers!

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Posted 25 June 2022 - 18:13

After more syllabus changes and now being totally settled in repertoire (and exam board - MTB this time around - sorry ABRSM. I just can't overlook recent failings regarding technology and availability paired with exam fee increases year on year) I find it amusing that none of my original choices now feature in my revised (and board-approved) repertoire.


Currently I am covering (in no particular order):


Mozart - Sonata in A K.331 (complete) (Classical) (I did movement 1 for ABRSM grade 8)
Scarlatti - Sonata in D K.491 (Baroque) (New to me)
Sculthorpe - Night Pieces (complete) (20th C) (I covered most of this for ARSM)

Grieg - Wedding At Troldhaugen (Romantic) (I know this one to listen to but I always ran far away when coming to learn it - Seems it's not as bad as I thought)


Just thought I'd update :) Hope everyone is doing well!






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