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 Post subject: Your favorite chamber pieces
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:40 pm 
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Hello all,

I would like to compile a track of chamber works and I am asking you to tell me what I should include? (I will listen to it when I "study" so the more, the merrier!)


So far I have:

Brahms Piano Quintet F-minor op.34
Dvorak Piano Quintet No. 2
Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4
Elgar Piano Quintet A-minor op.84
Schubert Piano Quintet "Trout" D.667


What are your favorites? What other "goodies" am I missing and should have?

Thanks for the help.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:40 pm 
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Some of my favorites are:
-Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19
-Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor
-Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3 (horribly neglected work)
-every single Fauré violin sonata, cello sonata, piano quartet, piano quintet, and his piano trio
-Fauré: Après un rêve for Piano & Cello (transcription)
-Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
-Chopin: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 8
-Grieg: violin sonatas, Opp. 8, 13, and 45
-Medtner: Piano Quintet in C Major, Op. posth
-Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
-3rd movement (Andante) of Brahms's Piano Quartet #3 in C Minor, Op. 60

There are still a lot of chamber pieces I haven't listened to (like Medtner's violin sonatas and Grieg's cello sonata), but those are pretty much my favorites. If there are any of those that you haven't listened to, I would highly recommend listening now!

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I've personally always liked Rachmaninoff's Elegiac Trio in D Minor...

But I know that not everybody does...

But ... ... yeah. I like it... :shock:

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That piece is really beautiful. The only reason I didn't put it up on my list was because it's so long and I don't think I've ever listened to the whole thing through, but I've heard many really gorgeous fragments.

I know, I know, how could I have listened to Tchaikovsky's incredibly long trio then? It was at a concert, so I kind of was forced to :o .

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Did Bach compose chamber music with the keyboard? (I would assume that the main instrument was the haprsichord no the piano).

I never listened to any of Bach's chamber pieces for other instruments.

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Poulenc flute sonata
Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin

Those are the only two I can think of at the moment that have really made an impression on me as an accompanist, other than some single songs. I also like the Hindemith trumpet sonata but I really wouldn't recommend it to play for fun. :D

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I won first place with that flute onata in a competition back in 19??. Out of all my flute solos, that was my favorite too. Do you still you know the piano part, Terez? I can maybe play some of the flute part. That is if I can find my flute. Haven't seen it since Christmas.

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chopinman0901 wrote:
That piece is really beautiful. The only reason I didn't put it up on my list was because it's so long and I don't think I've ever listened to the whole thing through, but I've heard many really gorgeous fragments.

I know, I know, how could I have listened to Tchaikovsky's incredibly long trio then? It was at a concert, so I kind of was forced to :o .


Yeah... it is REALLY long... even I have difficulties with it sometimes... but it is really beautiful though. I think it's severly underplayed. If I had a friend who played the violin, and another who played cello, I'd totally go and learn this with them... but, alas! I only have a violist (violaist? I don't know the spelling... she plays viola!!!)

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Okay this is so weird! Right as I read the above two posts about the Poulenc flute sonata, the said sonata's first movement started playing on my iPod! I had it on shuffle, so it was just sheer coincidence. Considering I had 2,570 songs on my iPod, this is so strange!

I've actually just started to get into Poulenc, and boy have I been missing out! The nocturnes, the improvisations, the intermezzi, they're all so wonderful! Okay, back on topic. His flute sonata is really nice. I was never too fond of the flute (ever since I miserably played it in band in 3rd grade and quit shortly after), but - while this didn't change my opinion completely - the sonata is definitely a great piece. It's just so...... unlike anything I've ever heard.

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Poulenc trio for piano, oboe, and bassoon. it's a fun peice.

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pianolady wrote:
I won first place with [Poulenc's] flute sonata in a competition back in 19??. Out of all my flute solos, that was my favorite too. Do you still you know the piano part, Terez? I can maybe play some of the flute part. That is if I can find my flute. Haven't seen it since Christmas.

I haven't played it in 10 years, but I would re-learn it for you...if you lived anywhere near me. :P :lol:

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I don't know as much chamber music as I should, but to me Brahms and Dvorak are the twin peaks in the genre. All the Brahms sonatas are at the absolute top (but then, everything by Brahms is).
Dvorak's piano trios are heavenly (but then, everything by Dvorak is).
This is not to underestimate Faure, Schumann, Rachmaninov, etc... and of course... Bach :wink:

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Oh yeah...Schubert's Fantasy in F minor for two pianos. That's chamber music. :D

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OH!

I completely forgot to mention Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor!

That one is just awesome in every way imaginable... pretty much the entire thing is based around the DSCH motif, and it has all these cool little symbolic refrences to his being oppressed by communism... cool stuff. The first movement is really beautiful, and the second is just... wow. The other three movements are pretty cool too... it's just an amazing piece.

I'm sure the other string quartets are good too... I just haven't gotten around to listening to them yet... :?

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DSCH motif? :?:

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