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 Post subject: Good Piano Duet
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:39 am 
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Hi guys, me and my friend decided to do a Piano duet for school.
Right now, I'm looking for a good Piano duet that is not too difficult and a great piece to play.
I have never played Piano duet before :(
What pieces do you recommend?


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It should not have to be too easy, seeing as you play the Chopin Op.23 !
You can consider:

Debussy - Petite Suite
Faure - Dolly Suite
Satie - 3 Pieces in the shape of a pear
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Schubert - Military Marches

etc.... there is a lot of good piano duet stuff around. Great fun to do :!:

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HI, I was wondering of a short duet piece.
Because me and my friend is playing this for music test thats coming up.
Something thats less than 3 minute.
Thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Serendae
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:42 pm 
Schubert's Serenade is great and easy.


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Ligeti - 3 Hungarian wedding dances, Sonatina, Allegro [4 hands]


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Would you want a 2-piano piece or 1piano but for four hands? There is a difference. I have about 40 scores (from dances, to sonatas, to virtuoso concertos, and everything in between). By telling me what you are interested in, it will enable for me to write down all what I have in that particular catagorey

(I hope I made sense)

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One piano, but for four hands.
Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:46 am 
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This is what I have for the 4-hand pieces:

Georges Bizet - Jeux d'enfants (4 Hands)

Emmanuel Chabrier - Souvenirs de Munich (4 Hands)

Claude Debussy - 6 Epigraphes Antiques (4 Hands)
La Mer (4 Hands)
L'Enfant Prodique (4 Hands)
Marche Ecossaise (4 Hands)
Petite Suite (4 Hands)
Printemps (4 Hands)

Anton Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, Op 46 (4 Hands)
Slavonic Dances, Op 72 (4 Hands)
10 Legends, Op 59 (4 Hands)

Gabriel Faure - Dolly, Op 56 (4 Hands)

Stephen Foster - Soiree Polka (4 Hands)

Moritz Moszkowski - 5 Spanish Dances, Op 12 (4 Hands)

Modest Mussorgsky - Piano Sonata in C (4 Hands)

Sergei Rachmaninov - 6 Pieces, Op 11 (4 Hands)

Maurice Ravel - Mother Goose (4 Hands)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnole (4 Hands)
Sheherezade, Op 35 (4 Hands)

Anton Rubenstein - Piano Sonata, Op 89 (4 Hands)

Camille Saint-Saens - Pas Redoublie, Op 86 (4 Hands)

Erik Satie - 3 Morceaux en forme de Poire (4 Hands)
Apercus Desagreables (4 Hands)
En Habit de Cheval (4 Hands)
La Belle Excentrique (4 Hands)
Parade (4 Hands)

Igor Stravinsky - 3 Easy Pieces (4 Hands)
5 Easy Pieces (4 Hands)
The Rite of Spring (4 Hands)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (4 Hands)

Ludwig van Beethoven - 3 Marches, Op 45 (4 Hands)
6 Variations, WoO 74 (4 hands)
Grosse Fuge, Op 133 (4 Hands)
Sonata in D, Op 6 (4 Hands)
Variations in C, WoO 67 (4 Hands)

Johannes Brahms - 21 Hungarian Dances
Souvenir de la Russie, Op 151
Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op 52a
New Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op 65a
Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op 23
Waltzes, Op 39

Edvard Grieg - 2 Symphonic Dances (4 Hands)
2 Waltz-Caprices, Op 37 (4 Hands)
4 Norwegian Dances, Op 35 (4 Hands)
In Autumn (4 Hands)
Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46 (4 hands)
Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55 (4 hands)
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (4 Hands)

Franz Joseph Haydn - Il Maestro e Lo Scolare (4 Hands)

Franz Liszt - Les Preludes (4 Hands)

Felix Mendelssohn - 6 Pieces for Children, Op 72 (4 Hands)
Allegro Brilliant, Op 92 (4 Hands)
Variations in Bb, Op 83a (4 Hands)
Walpurgisnacht, Op 60 (4 Hands)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasia in f, (1790) (4 Hands)
Fantasia in f, (1791) (4 Hands)
Fugue in g, K 401 (4 Hands)
Sonata in C, K 19 (4 Hands)
Sonata in Bb, K 358 (4 Hands)
Sonata in C, K 521 (4 Hands)
Sonata in D, K 381 (4 Hands)
Sonata in F, K 497 (4 Hands)
Sonata in G, K 357 (incomplete) (4 Hands)
Theme and Variations in G, K 501 (4 Hands)

Joachim Raff - Humoreske, Op 159 (4 Hands)

Max Reger - 12 Waltzercapricen, Op 2 (4 Hands)

Franz Schubert - 2 Marches, D 968b
3 Marches Heroiques, D 602
3 Military Marches, D 733
4 Landler, D 814
4 Polonaises, D 599
6 Grandes Marches, D 819
6 Polonaises, D 824
Allegro moderato & Andante, D 968
Andantino Varie, D 823
Children's March in G, D 928
Divertissement à la Hongroise, D 818
Divertissement in e, D 823
Fantasia in f, D 940
Fantasie in G, D 1
Fantasie in g, D 9
Fantasy in c (Grand Sonata), D 48
Fugue in e, D 952
Grand Funeral March, D 859
Grand March Heroique, D 885
Introduction & Variations on an Original Theme, D 968a
Lebenssturme, D 947
Overture in C, D 597
Overture in D, D 592
Overture in F, D 675
Overture in g, D 668
Overture to Fierrabras, D 798
Rondeau Brillant, D 823
Rondo in A, D 951
Rondo in D, D 608
Sonata in Bb, D 617
Sonata in C, Grand Duo, D 812
Variations on a French Song, D 624
Variations on a theme from Hérold's Marie, D 908
Variations on an Original Theme, D 813

Carl Maria von Weber - 6 Pieces, Op 3 (4 Hands)
Adagio (4 Hands)
Mazurka (4 Hands)

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My suggestion is Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, or Satie (but Satie is rather "dry")

Take a look at the above and PM me with your email address if you choose to want one of them. But please don't ask for 50 files because it is a pain to email them :?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:41 am 
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hey thanks so much.
Would you known where I can get the sheet music.
I don't think i found one in this site. :(

I would recommend a piece by Schubert or something thats really short.
Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:26 pm 
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What I listed is what I have on CD.

Schubert- if you are looking for a short piece, then I suggest the "Children's march in G" it's only 2 pages long. Or you can play 4 Landler D.814--this if four pages long, each lander is about 1/2 page, with repeats, so it is not as short as the March in G.

If those are too short then I have a 52 page piece by Schubert, if you really want it :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:31 am 
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Hey, Schuberts Children's March in G would be fine.
The reason why I'm asking for a really short piece because the music assessment which me and my friend is taking has to be less than 3 minutes.
Thanks so much for your help :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:17 pm 
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Here is the March.

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Will you have a means to record the duet? I would like to hear it.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:00 am 
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Hey, thanks so much for your help. :o
Sure, I'll record the duet if you like. :D


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