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  1. Kschyschtoff

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    Bach - Piano concerto in f - 60%
    Rachmaninoff - Prelude in c sharp op.3 no.2 - 90%
    Liszt - Etudes no.1,9 in C and A-flat - 30%

    Not too hard pieces, but

    Alkan - Etude op.39 no.11 "Ouverture" - 35% :)
     
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    ahhh! i'm so jealous! you all sound like accomplish pianists :shock: .
    i'm working on chopin's nocturne in f# minor, chopin's 1st and 3rd ballade, debussy's ballade slave, liszt's 1st valse oubliee, grieg's wedding day in troldhaugen, and the final movement of the moonlight sonata.
    oh and valse romantique by debussy. do any of you know how to play the mephisto waltz (liszt) or la valse (ravel)?
     
  3. Anonymous

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    My current projects are Beethoven's Op. 110, Chopin's Op. 10 No. 12, and Brahms Op. 79 No. 2. That's all I can manage with so much other stuff demanding my attention.
     
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    Because I like the way PJF is grading its preparation,I will use the same type.The only exception is that I am adding one percentage:
    5%= just beginning

    Current repertoire:

    Gershwin Piano Concerto(1st movement for TCU concerto competition) 5%

    Liszt 2nd Ballad(for TCU Jury) 5%

    Haydn sonata(need to check the number/key)(also for Jury) 33%

    Carter Pann,Fantasy-Invention(1st movement) 40%
     
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    Repertoire

    Chopin Grande Polonaise Brilliante
    Debussy Toccata
    Liszt Totentanz
    Liszt La Campanella
    Liszt Reminiscences of Don Juan
    Liszt Mazeppa
     
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    Rubinstein Cello Sonata in D major op.18

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

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    Scriabin Prelude from Op.9 #1 in c# minor (left hand) Prelude Op.11 #3 in G major
    Prelude Op.11 #9 in E major
    Prelude Op,11 #19 in Eb major

    Scriabin Sonata #5 op.53


    Shostakovich- Cello Sonata op.40



    This is my latest version of my next recital. Rachmaninov or Medtner had to go, and I'm afraid it was Nicolas who got the axe; too many composers make it hard for me to focus on any one of them. Of all this I've learned (but not perfected) the cello sonatas, the Scriabin Preludes (Eb is tough though) and am deep into the Scriabin 5th Sonata. Last night I think I got the Rach c#m Prelude substansialy down, and I've been working at the A major and a minor Preludes of Rachmaninov. Comments on this array of pieces are wanted and welcome. These two recital halves both run about 40 minutes, give or take a few.

    A question; should the Rachmaninov group be on the first half and Scriabin on the second, or vice versa? I'm not sure; Scriabin and Shostakovich are more modern composers but sometimes I feel the Rach goes better with Shosty, in a way Shostakovich is more traditional than Scriabin. Wondering what you guys think; another factor is that the series organizer perfers the second half to be shorter. I could put Rach (minus a prelude or two) on the second half, and restore some Scriabin to the first half. Your thoughts...
     
  7. Anonymous

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    I'm still learning the Fantaisie Impromptu (Chopin, of course).
    :wink:
     
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    Well that is a shame. Not fair he always gets to play second fiddle to Rachmaninov ! You could well have substituted some of the Rach preludes for Medtner Skazki. Ah well maybe next time then ? I guess audiences will want to hear Rachnaminov more than they want to hear Medtner (if they know at all who that was ...)
     
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    Exactly, the name "Rachmaninov" will bring people in, as will "Rubinstein" (even though they don't really know his music, because of Artur the name is a draw). And quite frankly I was having trouble "getting" the Medtner pieces, not technically (although they are very difficult) but musically, his meaning and intent is not always obvious, it's the sort of thing that takes time and the heat is almost on and I have to get the Scriabin 5th down (it's getting there). And as I said before, too many composers ruins my focus on any one of them. Also I have wanted to play those Rach Preludes for a long time, never played any of them except the c#m years ago. I guess I could still split shorten the Rach group and play a couple short Medtner pieces, the Idylle and the f minor Skazka from Op.26 are a go, but then I need a happy Medtner and there isn't a lot that isn't blazingly difficult and I don't want to get overextended; wwe'll see how it goes over the next month or so...

    What about the order, should it be Ruby/Scrib/Rach/Shosty or Ruby/Rach/Scrib/Shosty?
     
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    In my opinion,always finish with Rachmaninoff
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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...

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