zirilein (zirilein) wrote in tuesday_recital,

performing multi-movement works

Hi all!
I'm preparing my graduate piano recital. This is the first fully memorized piano recital I've ever had to do since my undergrad did not require a recital at all. My question for you all is this: my Mozart sonata is 30 min. long (& therefore the entire first half of the program). I find that about 2/3 the way through the second movement, I start to lose focus and more and more little slips creep in. Then the 3rd mvt. is worse and by the end I feel like I'm hanging on for dear life. Now, the second half is Schubert, Bach and Debussy, so I can go off stage and get water, etc. between each set and I feel fine. Do you have any tricks for refreshing the brain between mvts of the sonata?

BTW, I've started reading The Art of Practice and I HIGHLY recommend it (even though I'm only about 50 pages into it). It has helped me a lot already.

x-posted in classicalmuzak
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