Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by joeisapiano, Aug 10, 2006.
Oh my, do share!
you mean do some recording and post it in the audition room?
I know my rep looks rather huge but i'm done with high school and focusing on the piano this year.
share my music you mean?
to add to my list chopin etude op.25 no.2
my teacher has assigned me more to work on over the next few months before I return to singapore in June, not necessarily to finish the whole pieces but at least to learn the technique
It's always nice to swap musical ideas! Do you have recording equipment?
Looking forward to hearing your music,
yes, I do record what I play occasionaly, next time i'll post it here.
Man do you guys work on a lot at once! I feel like a baby compared to all of you. I'm currently working on:
-Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor op. 23, no. 5
-Beethoven's entire Pathetique Sonata in C Minor (memorizing :roll: )
-Bach's incredibly ugly Sinfonia in E Major (I don't like Bach in case you don't know - don't get mad)
That's kind of the stuff I'm doing with my teacher now (besides Czerny's School of Velocity), but I do many more pieces on my own. I probably should concentrate more, but I pretty much play whatever I feel like playing at the moment, and don't spend enough time on additional pieces. It's so hard to choose just a few to work on on my own!
Ohhh....the Pathetiqué might be a little cliché, but it's a great sonata if you're going to do a complete one. Each movement is awesome. Even the cliché Moonlight has a weak (IMO) second movement.
Yeah, it is kind of cliche, but I still enjoy it. The 2nd movement's "clicheness" (I know that's not a word) is the only one that really bothers me.
I totally agree, though. Considering how famous the Moonlight Sonata is, the 2nd movement sucks! :lol:
I don't know how somebody wouldn't like the second movement of the moonlight!
It's so nice.
And the guiding hand of the master composer is clearly present throughout.
Yeah, there were definitely some interesting things done in it, but overall, it's just not very profound, especially in comparison to the 1st and 3rd movements. IMHO, of course.
There just aren't a whole lot of sonatas that I feel are really strong ones, with nearly equal masterpiece in each movement (though it's not as I'm familiar with very many). The Pathetiqué is one of those. Chopin's 2nd and 3rd both are. Grieg's concerto (concertos from the classical period on are sonatas also). For that matter, both of Chopin's concertos are strong in every movement, IMO. Symphonies are also sonatas from the classical period on - and though keyboard sonatas and concertos typically only had 3 movements each, I like that Chopin went for the 4 typical of symphonies on the sonatas.
For the record - trolling is not allowed here :!:
Look, it is ok not to like Bach - some others here don't, and everybody has his/her black spots. Nobody will take exception on that. But to call any piece by Bach ugly, even incredibly ugly, least of all this divine Sinfonia, is way off the mark. I'll have you know, as someone who knows a large part of Bach's output, that Bach never ever penned down anything ugly. Either concede that, as all music lovers do even if they don't like the music, or be true to yourself and refuse to play Bach at all. Play something nice like the Czerny etudes.
Ah... I feel better now
I'm sorry I didn't know that, I'll be more careful what I say.
But I actually enjoyed his E-Flat Major Sinfonia. That one was pretty and seemed years ahead.
Any of you ever play Beethoven's "Tempest" sonata? (can't remember the number, maybe 17 or 18?)
I'm learning it now, and I love it! All three movements are divine. My heart does somersaults in the first movement, sinks deep into my chest on the so-beautiful-it-hurts second movement, and races like there's no tomorrow on the last movement. I can't wait to get it all down!
I've played it. I didn't remember that I'd played it, though, till I heard the recording in the audition room. And I don't remember how the 2nd and 3rd movements went. Wait, I remember the 2nd....that's the one with all the crossing over, right? I can't play that one. Too much interference in the chest area. :lol: And I still can't remember how the 3rd movement goes...
EDIT: Now that I remember how it goes....yup, this one definitely falls into the "strong sonata" category.
Well if you write something that flies in the face of the rest of the music-loving world, you better have some darn good arguments. Always dangerous to start me off ranting about Bach :lol:
Oh good. Maybe there is hope for you yet. Bach did indeed write one or two pretty pieces......
I don't have that problem but it sure does hurt to play those cross-over parts. It's such a far reach - I feel it in that muscle on the top back of the left arm. I hope it'll stop hurting after a while.
Almost finish with Schoenbergs Suite op. 25. Working on Ives´s Three-page sonata. 8)
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