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  1. techneut

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    I'll pass on the A series as I cannot place the No.5.
    As for the B series I recognized the following

    1 - Debussy - Etude No.9 (Pour les notes repetees)
    4 - Sibelius - Romanza Op.24 No.9
    11 - Szymanowski - Variations on a Polish Theme Op.11, Var. 8: Marcia Funebre
    12 - Nielsen - Chaconne Op.34
    13 - Lyapounov - Etudes Transcendentes Op.11, No. 10: Lesghinka
    14 - Godowsky - Java Suite: The gardens of Buitenzorg
    15 - Gershwin - 3 Preludes: No.3

    That's it for me, no time to do research on he rest. Great quiz, BTW !
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Well done! 7 points for Chris.
    The Szymanowski and the Nielsen are especially two pieces of fine art.
     
  3. juufa72

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    ....I gave up already. Let me know when you include Fuer Elise. :roll:
     
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    Yep, agree. I am scared to even try and start the Szymanowsky variations but plan to record the Chaconne one day. An absolutely amazing piece ! But the one I love most of these is the Godowsky item. I am madly in love with the Java suite and am currently working on recording some items, including this one.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    I'm really sorry you feel the quiz is too difficult. Even if you don't recognize any of the clips, you can always try to identify the composers. The list I provided should give you some clues.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Indeed, those Variations are REALLY tough, but the Chaconne is more easily approachable even if musically complex. Look, I'm about to listen to it one more time today, in the beautiful rendition by Leif Ove Andsnes.
     
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    These are the only ones I know:

    A3 - Brahms, Scherzo in E-flat minor, op.4
    A13 - Rachmaninov, Prelude op.23 no.9 (Wow! Even faster than Ashkenazy. This piece must be a real, real killer!)

    My teachers went crazy last year and assigned the Brahms scherzo to me, just before I quit lessons. I'm still wondering whether I will be able to manage it sometime... :shock: May I ask who the pianist is? It's very different from the Backhaus recording I own.

    But it is still quite tough to identify composers like Szymanowsky or Nielsen... :wink:
     
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    A-11 is Scarlatti, but which sonata? I do not know.

    B-2, my guess, Rossini.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    You've just scored 2 points. :)
    The pianist is Sun Mei-Ting.

    I understand. I too would have quit, being assigned a task like that. :lol: :wink:

    Krystian Zimerman.

    I am really surprised that most of the works in Part A haven't been recognized yet. They are all much played pieces. :( Part B is slightly more challenging, but for the sake of playing one can always make random associations. I see no harm in that. We are not at school! :)
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Nope. It's not a Sonata, it's a Menuet. As to the composer: not too far, anyway. :)

    Reasonable guess, but it just looks like Rossini. It is by a composer who left Paris a few years before Rossini settled there.
     
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    A-5 - Haydn - Sonata in D major no.33 - 2nd movement - Largo e sostenuto
     
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    Yes, wonderfully played by Grigory Sokolov.
     
  13. juufa72

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    If A-11 is not Scarlatti, then it must be Sweenlick.
     
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    A11 is Bach, the Minuet from the 4th English Suite.
     
  15. Anonymous

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    Of course!

    Juufa72, the list of composers refers only to part B of the quiz. Part A should be (at this point, I repeat "shoud be" trying to convince myself it really is) quite straightforward... :?
     
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    So when is the reveal of the remaining pieces? We should just rename this game to the "Cocobill-Technuet game" :roll: :wink:
     
  17. Anonymous

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    Since it seems kinda dead around here :), I reveal the "solutions" [in brackets the spotters]:

    A_01. Liszt: Legende nr.2 (Coda)
    A_02. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (Var. XXV)
    A_03. Brahms: Scherzo op.4 [spotted by Chaotica]
    A_04. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Forlane)
    A_05. Haydn: Sonata Hob.XVI/37 in D major (Largo e sostenuto) [spotted by Kschyschtoff]
    A_06. Schubert: Sonata op.120 in A major (III. Allegro)
    A_07. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet op.75 nr.3 (Juliet the young girl)
    A_08. Mozart: Adagio K.540 in B minor
    A_09. Schumann: Papillons op.2 (Introduction)
    A_10. Busoni: Carmen-Fantasie (Coda)
    A_11. Bach:English Suite in F major (Menuet) [spotted by Techneut]
    A_12. Scriabin: Prelude op.11 nr.3
    A_13. Rachmaninoff: Prelude op.23 nr.9 [spotted by Chaotica]
    A_14. Tschaikovsky: The Seasons op.37b (“August”)
    A_15. Shostakovic: Prelude and Fugue in A flat major op.87 nr.17 (Prelude)

    B_01. Debussy: Etude IX [spotted by Techneut]
    B_02. Gottschalk: Tournament Galop
    B_03. Satie: Sonatine Bureaucratique (II mov.)
    B_04. Sibelius: Romance op.24 nr.9 [spotted by Techneut]
    B_05. Moszkowski: Siciliano op.42 nr.2
    B_06. Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum (Study nr.47)
    B_07. Reger: Bach-Variations op.81 (Theme)
    B_08. Mendelssohn: Sonata op.106 (Scherzo)
    B_09. Rejcha: Fuga op.36 nr.9 (upon a theme by Scarlatti)
    B_10. Strauss: StimmungBuilder op.9 nr.5
    B_11. Szymanowski: Variations op.10 (Var. VIII - Marcia Funebre) [spotted by Techneut]
    B_12. Nielsen: Chaconne op.32 [spotted by Techneut]
    B_13. Lyapunov: Etude d'execution transcendante op.11 nr.10 [spotted by Techneut]
    B_14. Godowsky: Java Suite (Gardens of Buitenzorg) [spotted by Techneut]
    B_15. Gershwin: Preludio nr.3 from 3 Preludes [spotted by Techneut]

    Part C will remain the "unsolved pianosociety mistery"... 8) :wink:

    And Chris wins by K.O.T.
     
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    Dammit, not me again !
    I did not want to win this round, that's why I refrained from guessing the A series. I had them all straight away except nr.5. Perhaps someone else can have a go now ? If there's stitt interest in the game, that is - it seems to have waned all of a sudden.
     
  19. Anonymous

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    Yes, I suspected you didn't mean to win again. :) Next time, play last! :lol:
     
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    I can dig up some recordings if you want me to?
     

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