Question Regarding the Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 2 for Auditions
Many schools ask for a baroque sonata (including Juilliard and Oberlin), and I have chosen Bach's Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 2 (edited by Sankey), and there is a part I am not sure how to address.
In the second movement (Allegro), there is an octave-up section on the first page. My teacher and another highly qualified professional that I had a sample lesson with have said that when they performed it as part of a recital, they kept it as written without taking it up an octave. I had been practicing it up, but if this isn't a normal or standard thing I will simply play it down.
Does anyone have any experiences with auditioning or jury-ing this work, past or present?
Kolstein Maggini and Shen SB180
Spector Club Member #125