Making lists like this is fun, but ultimately pointless.
Thanks a lot, Chris!
if you're right, I wasted my time.
But it wasn't something anybody could do, I had to do some research, ya know!
This is so subjective and personal.
I think it is subjective. I think these pieces allow somebody to hold the "proverbial mirror" up. After an player practices these pieces for a month or two you probably realize one of four things:
1. These pieces are actually not that hard (you are a gifted pianist who is one in a million)
2. These pieces are for people who have put in their 10,000 hours and still struggle to play them well.
3. In order to play these pieces you will have to a. put in your 10,000 hours, b. you will have to go back to square one and truly master your technique (scales hands together, parallel, contrary motion (as Eddy quotes, literally know the keys backwards and forwards"
4. You simply cannot play it. The piece is out of your skill range and you don't have the time required to master the technique this piece requires.
All I would say is, if you want an audience, stick to the tried and tested repertoire. Play the Mondschein and Raindrop and you'll be fine
That's right play to the crowd..
Though if you are playing piano at a concert hall, I guess you're playing for