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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
Will record next weekend...so with those pieces "out-of-the-way" ; I am starting these:

La Cloche Sonne - Liszt

Minuet in Fmajor KV4 - Mozart

Minuet in Gmajor KV1/1e - Mozart

Sonata in F - C.P.E Bach

Album for the Young #1 - Tchaikovsky


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I'm stressed out. I think I'll take the week off. I haven't taken a week off in almost a year.

Book One of Microcosmos. Bela Bartok.

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arensky wrote:
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...


I have shelved Scriabin's Fifth Sonata :oops: I would rather save it for an all Scriabin concert in a year or so, than rush it. It's eally The shorter pieces work better between the cello sonatas. Not sure how to fit Medtner in either but I might put him in in place of some Rach Preludes, we'll see. The program is now..

Rubinstein-Cello Sonata in D major op.18

Rachmaninov- Prelude in c# minor Op.3#2
Rachmaninov- Prelude in g minor Op.23 #5
Rachmaninov-Prelude in Eb major Op.23 #6
Rachmaninov Prelude in f# minor Op.23 #1
Rachmaninov- Prelude in A major Op.32 #9
Rachmaninov- Prelude in a minor Op.32 #8


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Scriabin- Etude in d# minor Op.8 #12 (and maybe a contrasting one)
Scriabin- Preludes from Op.11 #3, #5, LH Prelude Op.9 #1 and some others TBA
Scriabin Two Poems op.32

Shostakovich- Cello Sonata op.40


I may discard the Op.32 Rach Preludes and end the first half with the g minor prelude; also going to look at his Moment Musicaux Op.16.

Your thoughts....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:36 pm 
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Damn. That's a lot of difficult pieces. But I doubt that you are a newbie to the piano, so you'll be able to perfect those as if I were to perfect easy-one-page pieces. :oops: :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:51 pm 
I am currently learning

Beethoven - Piano Sonata op.28
Chopin - Etudes op.10 no.2; op.25 no.11 (Winter Wind)
Liszt - Transcedental Etude no.12 (Chasse-Neige)
Prokofiev - Suggestion Diabolique

Any thoughts are welcome...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:05 pm 
woohoo well, ive just finished my pieces and am moving on...yay!! i love starting new pieces :D
well, i'm playing (0r going to):

Chopin's sonata bminor last movement (primarily last movement) or his variations not sure which one yet.

Mendellsohn's songs without words, opus 56 no. 3 (i think its 56. might be 55?? i dnt think so but). i like this piece. nice and easier i guess. i just finished scriabins pathetique d# minor etude so its pretty different. lighter and more mozart-like. no heavy give-it-all-you-got haha :D

appassionata- beethoven

prokofiev sarcasms- maybe havent decided either...no. 1?

liszt's un sospiro!! yessss! sooo beautiful!

a debussy piece. maybe that reflections in the water one. i love impresssionistic music. dont know if i'm sick of it at the present because i've just done ravel's jeux d'eau. i guess that's why i said no to Liszt's villa d'este. too much water :D

probably something else. any suggestions?? i'm not really fussy (tho not bartok), highish technical ability required is good :D


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any suggestions?? highish technical ability required


Yea. Islamey. :roll: Its not too demanding.


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prokofiev sarcasms- maybe havent decided either...no. 1?



These are great pieces, not done a lot. Be different! :D 8)


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Those cello sonatas are taking up a lot of practice time even though I don't have to memorize them.
Consequently have had to cut down on solos a bit; now we've got....


Rubinstein-Cello Sonata in D major op.18

Rachmaninov- Prelude in c# minor Op.3#2
Rachmaninov- Prelude in g minor Op.23 #5
Rachmaninov-Prelude in Eb major Op.23 #6 OR Moment Musical in Db Op.16 #5
Rachmaninov-Serenade Op.3 #5
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Scriabin- Etude in d# minor Op.8 #12 (and maybe a contrasting one)
Scriabin- Preludes from Op.11 #3, #5, LH Prelude Op.9 #1 and some others TBA
Scriabin Two Poems op.32

Shostakovich- Cello Sonata op.40


The Scriabin group is the easiest of all of this for me, I've always liked 1 to 2 page music that lasts 1 to 2 minutes. This group will be probably be changing right up to the week before the recital. Rach is more challenging for me, so I've truncated that group a bit. I may play Rubinstein's "Kamanoi Ostrow" after the cello sonata, after all he was one of the most influential pianists of all time, his piano music should be represented, although it is rather fluffy.

I would like your feedback on the following; should I play the Eb Prelude or the Db Moment Musical? Can't make up my mind....
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Currently learning Chopin Impromptu no.1 in A-flat major. Pretty tricky piece!
Also, I will complete the cycle of Bach's 2-part inventions one day.

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robert wrote:
Currently learning Chopin Impromptu no.1 in A-flat major. Pretty tricky piece!


owyeah he is very tricky just listen to it on the radio yesterday its sooo beautiful but the technic is to high for me hopefully next 3 months I will have the technical abilities to do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:36 am 
oh man..all you guys sound so accomplished. i have a crippeling performance anxiety, so sadly, unless i somehow get over it, i dont think ill ever be much of a performance artist. but i just love to play, so as for what ive been working on the past few months...um...lets see..finishing up claire de lune. ive played copelands cat and mouse...so much fun, but sadly i wouldnt say that i mastered it. i also found rachmaninov's prelude in c# minor so much fun to play. i got pretty good at gershwins second prelude, for some reason the first, i never got perfect, and i havnt had time to try the third yet. ive tried to get through beethovens sonate pathetique, got about half way through. and right now, i just started katchaturian's toccata. and i think im in love. any advice for a novice musician?


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Yeah Chopin's first impromptu is very tricky! I don't even know how I'm able to play it. When I heard it for the first time I got it stuck in my head so badly I just decided to play it. One tip: you do not want to bring out the left hand too much. It sounds all bleh if you do. Just let the right hand melody flow right out of your fingers.

After you start to master it your fingers will just fall into place on the right keys and you won't even have to think about hitting the right notes! :D


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The Piano Kid wrote:
"Why exactly am i trying to read four clefts at once?" -me, after first look at prelude in c# minor.

Four clefts, whoa.... Obviously you were thinking of something entirely different when looking at the prelude. A dirty mind is a joy forever :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

No seriously, sorry to laugh at you Piano Kid. But you should change the word to 'clefs'.
By the way, welcome to the forum. See how much fun we can be?


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