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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:04 am 
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What I plan in August isn't always what I play in January, but...

Rubinstein-Cello Sonata in D major op.18

Rachmaninov- Prelude in a minor Op.32 #?
Rachmaninov- Prelude in A major Op.32 #?
Rachmaninov- Prelude TBA

Scriabin- Preludes from Op.11 #19, #3, #13 and some others TBA
Scriabin Sonata #5 op.53

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Medtner- Skazka (Fairytale) in Bb minor op.20 #1
Medtner-Idylle op.7 #1
Medtner-1 or 2 other pieces TBA

Shostakovich- Cello Sonata op.40

Of all of this I've started the Cello Sonatas, Scriabin pieces and the Idylle.

We'll see how much of this I can digest...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:21 am 
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Bach:
Italian Concerto
WTC I P&F's in C#major, f minor, A major
WTC II P&F in b major
Organ chorales "Komm Schopfer Heilige Geist" and
"Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir:

Chopin:
Variations Op.12
Polonaise Fantaisie
Mazurkas Op. 56 and Op.59 (I think)

Tchaikovsky - Dumka
Godowsky - Java Suite nrs. 1,2,4,5

plus far too many things on the sideline...

Also started to play the Dvorak Slavonic Dances with my teacher, that is good clean fun !

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I'll indicate my progress in percent. 100% means the piece is as good as I can get it. 98% means It's ready for performance. 50% indicates the point of memorization, I can put the sheet music away. 33% means I can slowly play through the whole piece while reading it.

I'm concentrating my efforts on:

Chopin: 12 etudes, opus 10 (I have these pieces fairly well mastered)(For 2007 competition) 95%

Chopin: 4 Etudes, opus 25, Nrs. 1, 10, 11, and 12 (For 2007 competition) 45%

Chopin: E minor Concerto (For 2007 competition) 60%

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F# minor (For 2007 competition) 50%

Busoni piano transcription of Bach Organ Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 56 (For 2007 competition) 33%

Scriabin: Etude C# minor (For 2007 competition)50%

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas opus 27 & 28 (I learned these in my adolescence) (For 2007 competition) 90%

Chopin: 24 Preludes, opus 28 90%

Chopin: 2 Scherzos, Nr.1 & Nr.2 85%

Mozart: Piano sonata in C Major K330 98%

I'll work this repertoire through the end of 2006, then, as a sort of break from the monotony, I'll learn a potpourri of easier pieces for informal spring recitals, only to return to the first list in prep. for the 2007 competition.


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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
It is about time for me to find a piece for a small informal recital in december.

At this moment:

Mussogorsky- Pictures at an Exhibition (??I dont even know if I have that right) "Old Castle" I think it is number 4 or 5

Serge Bortkiewicz- Das Dunkele Zimmer (will be ready for halloween..BOOO! 8) )

Schumann- Etudes after Paganini Caprices op.3 number 5

(this reminds me, how fast is allegro assai using Beats per minute? 100? 144?)

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Czerny: Schule der Geläufigkeit op. 299: Etudes 23, 31 (and 32 if I have time left). 23: 80%, 31: 40%, 32: 0% Importance: fairly high 7/10

Bach: Three-part invention no. 11 and 13 11: 90%, 13: 75% Importance: high 8/10

Haydn: Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI:49 Movement 1: 98%, Movement 2: 80%, Movement 3: 60% Importance: medium 5/10

Mozart: Concerto no. 13 in C, K. 415 (movement 1) 20% Importance: high 8/10

Liszt: Liebestraum no. 3 90% Importance: very high 9/10

Prokofiev: Prelude in C op. 12 no. 7 "Harp" 65% Importance: very high 9/10

Scarlatti: Sonata K. 466 L. 23 (?) in d minor 5% Importance: fairly low 4/10

Chopin: Polonaise no. 1 1% Importance: low 3/10

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Location: The land of Chopin...
Bach - Piano concerto in f - 60%
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in c sharp op.3 no.2 - 90%
Liszt - Etudes no.1,9 in C and A-flat - 30%

Not too hard pieces, but

Alkan - Etude op.39 no.11 "Ouverture" - 35% :)


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ahhh! i'm so jealous! you all sound like accomplish pianists :shock: .
i'm working on chopin's nocturne in f# minor, chopin's 1st and 3rd ballade, debussy's ballade slave, liszt's 1st valse oubliee, grieg's wedding day in troldhaugen, and the final movement of the moonlight sonata.
oh and valse romantique by debussy. do any of you know how to play the mephisto waltz (liszt) or la valse (ravel)?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:52 am 
My current projects are Beethoven's Op. 110, Chopin's Op. 10 No. 12, and Brahms Op. 79 No. 2. That's all I can manage with so much other stuff demanding my attention.


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Because I like the way PJF is grading its preparation,I will use the same type.The only exception is that I am adding one percentage:
5%= just beginning

Current repertoire:

Gershwin Piano Concerto(1st movement for TCU concerto competition) 5%

Liszt 2nd Ballad(for TCU Jury) 5%

Haydn sonata(need to check the number/key)(also for Jury) 33%

Carter Pann,Fantasy-Invention(1st movement) 40%

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:39 pm 
Chopin Grande Polonaise Brilliante
Debussy Toccata
Liszt Totentanz
Liszt La Campanella
Liszt Reminiscences of Don Juan
Liszt Mazeppa


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Rubinstein Cello Sonata in D major op.18

Rachmaninov Prelude in c# minor Op.3 #2
Prelude in g minor Op.23 #5
Prelude in Eb major Op.23 # 6
Prelude in Bb minor Op.32 #2
- Prelude in A major Op.32 #9
- Prelude in a minor Op.32 #8

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Scriabin Prelude from Op.9 #1 in c# minor (left hand) Prelude Op.11 #3 in G major
Prelude Op.11 #9 in E major
Prelude Op,11 #19 in Eb major

Scriabin Sonata #5 op.53


Shostakovich- Cello Sonata op.40



This is my latest version of my next recital. Rachmaninov or Medtner had to go, and I'm afraid it was Nicolas who got the axe; too many composers make it hard for me to focus on any one of them. Of all this I've learned (but not perfected) the cello sonatas, the Scriabin Preludes (Eb is tough though) and am deep into the Scriabin 5th Sonata. Last night I think I got the Rach c#m Prelude substansialy down, and I've been working at the A major and a minor Preludes of Rachmaninov. Comments on this array of pieces are wanted and welcome. These two recital halves both run about 40 minutes, give or take a few.

A question; should the Rachmaninov group be on the first half and Scriabin on the second, or vice versa? I'm not sure; Scriabin and Shostakovich are more modern composers but sometimes I feel the Rach goes better with Shosty, in a way Shostakovich is more traditional than Scriabin. Wondering what you guys think; another factor is that the series organizer perfers the second half to be shorter. I could put Rach (minus a prelude or two) on the second half, and restore some Scriabin to the first half. Your thoughts...


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I'm still learning the Fantaisie Impromptu (Chopin, of course).
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This is my latest version of my next recital. Rachmaninov or Medtner had to go, and I'm afraid it was Nicolas who got the axe;

Well that is a shame. Not fair he always gets to play second fiddle to Rachmaninov ! You could well have substituted some of the Rach preludes for Medtner Skazki. Ah well maybe next time then ? I guess audiences will want to hear Rachnaminov more than they want to hear Medtner (if they know at all who that was ...)

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This is my latest version of my next recital. Rachmaninov or Medtner had to go, and I'm afraid it was Nicolas who got the axe;

Well that is a shame. Not fair he always gets to play second fiddle to Rachmaninov ! You could well have substituted some of the Rach preludes for Medtner Skazki. Ah well maybe next time then ? I guess audiences will want to hear Rachnaminov more than they want to hear Medtner (if they know at all who that was ...)



Exactly, the name "Rachmaninov" will bring people in, as will "Rubinstein" (even though they don't really know his music, because of Artur the name is a draw). And quite frankly I was having trouble "getting" the Medtner pieces, not technically (although they are very difficult) but musically, his meaning and intent is not always obvious, it's the sort of thing that takes time and the heat is almost on and I have to get the Scriabin 5th down (it's getting there). And as I said before, too many composers ruins my focus on any one of them. Also I have wanted to play those Rach Preludes for a long time, never played any of them except the c#m years ago. I guess I could still split shorten the Rach group and play a couple short Medtner pieces, the Idylle and the f minor Skazka from Op.26 are a go, but then I need a happy Medtner and there isn't a lot that isn't blazingly difficult and I don't want to get overextended; wwe'll see how it goes over the next month or so...

What about the order, should it be Ruby/Scrib/Rach/Shosty or Ruby/Rach/Scrib/Shosty?


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In my opinion,always finish with Rachmaninoff

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