Can we have a discussion instead of only voting?
Perhaps I am mistaken, but I would like to believe that the main idea of the themed recitals is to have some diversity from the same old stuff that everyone plays all the time and get introduced to new pieces/composers. With this in mind I would like to share a few remarks...
4 - Mendelssohn (lots of Songs Without Words at all levels)
3 - Grieg (lots of Lyric Pieces at all levels)
3 - Schumann (lots of short character pieces at all levels)
Looking at the recitals spreadsheet
these composers all get played a lot.
I feel this is just going to be another Chopin fest.
2 - Any piece of your choosing but first attempt only (so more like a live recital)
How are you going to enforce this? Unless the recital is really live (like a Zoom or Discord meeting) I don't think it will work.
Yes for diversity and all but what is a "composer of colour"? The expression "person of colour" is dated/offensive and I think it would be better to qualify this. Besides, I feel this is going to be just another excuse to play lots of Joplin and not really a chance for real diversity.
7 - "Modern" 20th and 21st century music
Now, IMO, here we can have a lot more diversity and new pieces/composers that haven't been played much... unless everyone plays Einaudi and Debussy.
That is a nice idea. Many composers wrote themes and variations and these aren't so overplayed in the recitals.
4 - Film music (Main themes of movies)
I like this idea, altough there is a lot of overlap with the "modern" recital. Lots of different arrangements of the same themes are available for different difficulty levels.
Please note that I mean no offense to anyone. These are meant to be points of discussion.