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  1. PJF

    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Oh, I'm sure we all have our strengths and weaknesses, Jennifer! Spectrum is quite an accomplishment! You don't suck.

    Pete
     
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    I decided to put off CPE Bach's sonata in F until I have access to a real piano (because it sounded like crap on my dinkey keyboard--but what doesn't right :lol: :wink: :( )

    So now I am starting with the first piece from Tchaikovsky's Album for the youth.

    And Stephen Foster's "Tioga Waltz"

    Foster had huch a tragic life. He is considered the "father of Ameican music" and wrote pieces like "O! Sussanna" (However you spell it). He was bedridden and tried to call for a maidservant when he fell out of bed and hit his head on a washbin. Couple hours later he died from his injuries at the age somewhere between 28-35 (forgot exactly).
     
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    Juufa, I’m glad you’re going to do the Stephen Foster piece. I don’t think I have ever heard that one so I’m looking forward to it. Maybe after that you can record 'My Old Kentucky Home'? I love that song and always get choked up when they sing it at the start of the Kentucky Derby. I also laugh when I remember when I was little and was on vacation with my family. We went to Kentucky and my dad kept saying how we were going to visit ‘my old Kentucky home. When we got there I asked my dad, “When did you move out of here?” He replied, “What do you mean, move?” I asked again, “How old were you when you moved from your old Kentucky home?”
    I still get teased about that.
    Shame about Foster's tragic death. He was one year younger than Chopin when he died.
     
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    Take a look, it's only 3 pages without any key changes (only a few times is there a F#). What is giving me the most trouble is the lack of dynamics and pedal markings. Perhaps that is left up to the player. So I am trying to play it as many ways as I can and go from there. (But when I do that I mess up in places where I never messed up :x )

    Here is a link to a rather dry midi file of the waltz: http://www.pdmusic.org/foster/scf39a.mid

    So according to that website Foster was only 13 when he composed the waltz. Not too shabby for a 13 year old :wink:
     
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    Wow, it looks like everyone here are playing very difficult pieces. :(
    Right now I'm playing:

    Chopin Ballade no.1
    Chopin Etude Op. 10 no.1 and Op.25 no. 12

    Beethoven Sonata Appassionata 1st mvt.

    Of course I play many different pieces but these three are the only pieces I practice at the moment.
     
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    Don't do that. I hate when people say "oh my repitoire is nothing to be proud of...I am only playing Liszt's sonata in B, Chopin's Bolero, Rachmaninov prelude 3/2, and Mozarts sonata k.333....I know it's not that special"

    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: gah!

    Do not think that I am venting my wrath at you because I am not. I just felt like venting. So please do not think that I am causing menace to you or anyone else. But there are a few "thickheaded" people whom I had conversations with and they try to lower themselves but in the end they are coming off as arrogant fools.

    Thank you for bearing with me :wink:

    p.s. Nice repitoire. Will you record them?
     
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    i recorded my chopin ballade and i put it up in audition room, you can listen to it. :D
     
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    Currently I'm working on getting all my conservatory audition repertoire together, which consists of

    Bach Prelude and Fugue No.6 in D minor, Well-Tempered Clavier II
    Beethoven Sonata Op.13 in C minor, "Pathetique"
    Liszt "Funerailles" from Poetic and Religious Harmonies
    Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12, "Ocean"
    Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.23 No.5 in G minor
     
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    i wish u the best of luck on ur audition and wut n where is the concervatory, the name i mean?
     
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    What's this language ? :?
     
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    after one week practising almost done with the lark of balakirev :)
     
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    Very nice. Can't wait.
     
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    thank you. I'm really working hard to impress my teacher. yesterday I worked till 3 in the night... on more pieces also.
     
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    I'm playing at the moment-:Chopin's first ballade, polonaise op. 53, prelude no. 16 "Hades"
    And i'm just about to start Liszt's Hungarian rhapsody No. 2 (a fun sounding piece, though quite difficult :()
     
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    Puh-len-tee... :lol:

    Chopin's three "Heroic" polonaises have my attention right now. Memorizing his second concerto, too. Rach's second is on the back burner but still very much alive.

    Bach prelude and fugue...Beethoven Sonatas...trying my hand at Jazz, that's not going too smoothly but I'm convinced it will help my performance anxiety (Cziffra comes to mind).

    Pete
     
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    Wait, Chopin's three "Heroic" polonaises? I think that the Op. 53 in A-flat Major is the only one with that title. Either way, it's still amazing to be able to play any of his polonaises (except the 1817 one in G Minor maybe)!!
     
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    Yeah there's three. Opp. 44, 53 and 61. There's a few structural differences that set them apart.

    Note the long introductions in those three as compared to the others.

    Learning them as a set (when you can see the striking similarities among them) is much easier than going one by one.

    Pete
     
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    My first College assignment!

    Bach: Tocatta in D major
    Mozart: Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576
    Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9
     
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    1) Some pieces from Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young
    2) Two pieces from Scharwenka's Album for the Young
    3) THE Rachmaninov prelude (but just for self-amusment...remember Rachmaninov had very big hands. I have small hands, but only hands small :lol: )
     

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