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  1. BrokenFingers

    BrokenFingers New Member

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    Currentely working on..
    Chopin Etudes op. 10 nos. 3 & 12 (Already have a portion of these in my head, but they will still be very difficult. )
    Rachmaninoff Prelude op. 32 no. 10 (My favorite! The rhythms in the recapitulation are destroying my brain, though.)
    Scriabin op. 11 no. 1 (Which has triplets, but they are not marked as triplets :? )

    My teacher is on vacation, so I'll have to have all of these prepared by the time she gets back. Hopefully I'll survive :(
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Liszt Libestruam ( 3)
    Chopin Nocturne op 27 no 2
    Haydn sonata no 37
     
  3. Piano21

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    im working on
    Beethoven Sonata No 1
    Chopin Waltz Op 42 & Etude Op 10 no 5 and 25 no 1
    Brahms Rhapsody in G minor & Intermezzo Op 118 No 2
    Moszkowski Op 72 No 2 & 5
     
  4. BrokenFingers

    BrokenFingers New Member

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    I LOVE that Waltz! Have you heard Rachmaninoff's recording? It's my favorite. :D

    Looks like a fun (but very difficult :wink: ) grouping of pieces, good luck!
     
  5. amelialw

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    went back to canada recently and studied with my teacher there...so I have new rep for LRCM as well as competitions etc. which I will be learning on my own for now

    Already started:
    Bach Toccata in c minor
    Haydn Sonata in E flat + Hob.52 (complete)
    Grieg Piano Concerto (complete)
    Liszt Annees de Pelerinage no.7
    Liszt Transcendental Etude no.5 Feux Follets
    Chopin Etude op.25 no.6

    Other Pieces I will be learning:
    Mendelssohn Variations Seriesus
    Debussy Pour Le Piano
    and a Prokofiev work...probably sonata no.2
    Chopin Krakowiak

    For my school exam here:
    Glinka The Lark
    not sure what else for now
     
  6. paulturtle92

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    Rzewski : The People Will Never Be Defeated, Thema: Reprise (for fun, love the melody and block chords)
    Chopin: Etudes op.10, nos. 1 and 12, op.25 no.1
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.5, in Cm, op.10 no.1
    Chopin: Nocturne No.1 in B♭ minor, op. 9 no. 1
    Sculthorpe: Night Pieces
    Bach : Partita No.2: Sinfonia, Allemande and Capriccio.

    The last 4 "not so fun" ones are for my ATCL :(
     
  7. Terez

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    Not so fun??? OMG, that capriccio is one of the most fun things I've ever played! It's tricky, but rewarding to learn I think. I like the whole partita, but I think that movement is my favorite.
     
  8. allegro-cpa

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    I am working on:

    BWV 565 - Fugue
    :D
     
  9. Radar

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    After a long hiatus from Classical (played mostly Jazz, and Pop since H.S. and I'm 50 now) currently I'm working on:
    Bach WTC Book 1, Prelude and Fugue #1 In C, and Prelude No. 2 in C minor
    Brahms Intermezzo in A Op. 118, No. 2 (this one was kicking my you know what, but I'm starting to get it now).
    Mozart Alla Turca, from Sonata No.11 K. 331
    Mozart Sonata in C K545
     
  10. totentanz

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    I'm currently learning these pieces.
    -Beethoven - "Moonlight" Sonata 14 Op. 27 No. 2 3rd movement
    -Chopin - "Sunshine" Etude op. 10 No. 8
    -Chopin - Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1
    -Liszt - Consolation 3
    -Rachmaninoff - Prelude Op. 3 No. 2
    and many more coming soon. hahahha :D
     
  11. amelialw

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    Polishing/More or less done:
    Glinka/Balakriev-The Lark
    Bach-Italian Concerto 1st mvt
    Tsitsaros-Snow Games(from my gr 10 piano exam cause i needed to learn a contemporary piece fast& cut down unnecessary stress)
    Haydn Sonata no.52 in E flat major(except the 3rd mvt which i'm still bringing up to speed)

    Learning:
    Bach Toccata in c minor(going to start it again next week....took a break from it for ages)
    Prokofiev Sonata in d minor op.14 1st mvt. (will start the 2nd mvt. soon)
    Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini (just started)
    Schumann Piano Concerto (reviving-learnt this 4 years ago)
    Chopin Etudes op.10 no.2& op.25 no.6
    Liszt Feux Follets
    Czerny School of Velocity
     
  12. Biggemski

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    Thinking about the austerity of playing Bach only :) .
    Now learning first movements of Partitas, pieces form WTC, Italian Concerto III. mov.
     
  13. Terez

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    I am still working on Chopin 25/11 after about 9 months. The sad thing is that I haven't worked on much else in that time, but it is coming along, and I think I can do it proud in April at my last recital (probably ever). About a month ago I started working on Chopin 10/2 to try to help with the RH of 25/11. They are not the same but I think that's part of the benefit. So, now I am thinking I will be able to play 10/2 on my recital as well, and I might try to rework 25/6 as well, which I was never able to get at a decent performance tempo before (aside from being nowhere near the marked tempo). All three of those etudes are connected by different approaches to chromatic maneuvering in 3-4-5 of the RH. If 25/6 is too ambitious I might play 25/1 instead.

    I'm also doing the Bach c minor partita, which is of course anguishing for me because there is so much I love about it and so much I hear in my head that I'll never be able to pull off with just three more months to work on it. I love this partita because the opportunities for expanding the written voices seem to me to be much more pronounced than they usually are in Bach's music (and of course, Bach was better at this than anyone else, so it's an ever-present thing in all of his music...just more so in this partita). This is especially noticeable in the allemande, and a bit less so in the sarabande, sinfonia, and rondo, even less so in the capriccio, and least of all in the courante where the voices are already written at max expansion for the most part. Anyway, that's only part of what I dig about this partita.

    And because my teacher insisted I play a Beethoven sonata for my senior recital (I didn't play one for my junior recital), I'm doing the Pathétique because it seems to me to be in many ways connected to the c minor partita and I can pontificate a bit about that in program notes. I like pontificating. But if I remember correctly, Beethoven was not all that familiar with Bach when he was younger? Maybe I'm remembering wrong; that might have been Mozart (not that he was ever really anything but young). I will have to research it, but whatever the case, there are some interesting similarities. I was never able to play the first movement when I was younger, but I should be able to handle it now.

    I'm also considering doing another Chopin group. Maybe some of the easier mazurkas or preludes. Maybe a group of (gasp!) another composer.

    I see the site banner has been changed. :cry:
     
  14. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yeah indeed, at last someone notices my handywork :!:
    I did that for the sole purpose of getting you to consider *gasp* another composer. There are others, you know, who are not half bad :p And I see you took the hint, programming Beethoven :lol:

    On the bright side, that piece of manuscript is by Bach. Guess you figured that already.

    So what's this about your 'last recital (probably ever)' ? You gonna make like Pete and quit ? :roll:
     
  15. hanysz

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    You're probably thinking of Mozart. He started looking at the Well-Tempered Clavier in 1782.
     
  16. YoungPianoVirtuoso

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    Bach Invention No. 8
    Chopin Etude Op 10 No 12
     
  17. amelialw

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    My teacher from canada is back again :D. She wants to work on Schubert Impromptus op.90 nos.1,3&4 which I played at my competition slightly more than a week ago, am learning no.2 now. Have carried on with Czerny op.299... And she just assigned me Beethoven's 32 Variations (This is what I got when I told her I needed a break from exams& competition rep and I needed something i could enjoy...at the same time no complaints since she is serious about pushing me further)
     
  18. markfresa

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    Hello,
    I've been working my way through Schubert's piano works, just finishing Opus 142 in F Minor, and wanted to solicit opinions on good pieces to practice/play this year.
    Beethoven thrills me, but I've worked through most of his major piano compositions (not all of them, of course).
    Schubert seems to have the right combination of thoughtfulness and strong melody, and that is what I'm looking for.

    Does Mozart have anything in adagio or a somber mood for piano? The only thing I can think of is Requiem.

    Thanks in advance and please keep playing in 2012. The world needs it.

    Best regards,

    Mark
     
  19. pianolady

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    The first thing of Mozart's that comes to my mind because I played it recently is the second movement of K.570. It's very slow and the middle part is somber with the outer parts being ever so beautiful.
     
  20. techneut

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    I can never understand people who don't know what they should be playing. Personally I have trouble deciding what not to play... even after discounting a zillion pieces that are out of my reach. The piano literature is so vast, it is like taking a drink from a firehose.
     

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