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  1. rachmaninoff

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    owyeah he is very tricky just listen to it on the radio yesterday its sooo beautiful but the technic is to high for me hopefully next 3 months I will have the technical abilities to do it.
     
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    oh man..all you guys sound so accomplished. i have a crippeling performance anxiety, so sadly, unless i somehow get over it, i dont think ill ever be much of a performance artist. but i just love to play, so as for what ive been working on the past few months...um...lets see..finishing up claire de lune. ive played copelands cat and mouse...so much fun, but sadly i wouldnt say that i mastered it. i also found rachmaninov's prelude in c# minor so much fun to play. i got pretty good at gershwins second prelude, for some reason the first, i never got perfect, and i havnt had time to try the third yet. ive tried to get through beethovens sonate pathetique, got about half way through. and right now, i just started katchaturian's toccata. and i think im in love. any advice for a novice musician?
     
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    Yeah Chopin's first impromptu is very tricky! I don't even know how I'm able to play it. When I heard it for the first time I got it stuck in my head so badly I just decided to play it. One tip: you do not want to bring out the left hand too much. It sounds all bleh if you do. Just let the right hand melody flow right out of your fingers.

    After you start to master it your fingers will just fall into place on the right keys and you won't even have to think about hitting the right notes! :D
     
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    Four clefts, whoa.... Obviously you were thinking of something entirely different when looking at the prelude. A dirty mind is a joy forever :lol:
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    No seriously, sorry to laugh at you Piano Kid. But you should change the word to 'clefs'.
    By the way, welcome to the forum. See how much fun we can be?
     
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    "Clefts" "Clefs" is there an inside joke? Should I google "clefts"? :oops:
     
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    You want to major in English.... better get to know your language ! I won't indulge in synonyms for "cleft" here :lol:
     
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    No, save that for da SDC... :p
     
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    huh?? sdc okay. i dont know what that means oh well plz explain
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Bach: Italian Concerto
    WTC Book 2 Prelude and Fugue in C
    Chopin: Prelude no. 17 in Ab
    Etude in F minor (can't remember what number it is!!)
    Nocturne in C#Minor (op. posthum.)
    Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata, Ist Movement.
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Ernesto Lecuona- "Malagueña" from the suite "Anda Lucia"
    Rachmaninoff- Prelude in B flat major no.2
    Majesty- An arrangement for church that i made

    I also fool around in my big piano book :)

    And that should be enough to keep me busy for a while...
     
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    Now that I am happy to hear ! Don't you just love that suite (called Andalucia, after that region of Spain), and Lecuona's piano music in general ?
    Any chance of a recording when you are done ?
     
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    bach 2 part inventione from pleine prealudium und fugetten
    czerny some 299 etudes
    rachmaninoff prelude cis get the wrong notes out of it... I almost done :)
    schumann/liszt widmung
    schubert 3th impromptu
     
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    My condolences to your neighbors :lol:

    But seriously...that piece is a beast, good luck!
     
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    Nocturne Op.72 No.1 in Em-Chopin (now polishing)
    2nd Impromptu-Chopin (mi new, most recent addiction, especially played by Yundi Li)
    La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin-Debussy (juss started)
    Clair de Lune-Debussy (finè)
    Sonata 332-Mozart (workin on it)
    Invention 13 in Am-Bach (finè, but very sloppy)
    Intermezzo Op.118 No.2-Brahms (workin on it)
    Finlandia-Sibelius (wonderful arr. for piano)

    i wish i could finish all these quicker but my family doesnt like me practicing and the keyboard is only good until you need the rest of the notes both hi and lo, i juss wish i were virtuoso that would solve everything :cry:
     
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    That was on November 7th and we've finally got



    I.


    (Cello)Sonata in D major Op.18 Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)


    Idylle in b minor Op.7 #1 Nikolai Medtner (1882-1951)
    Skazka (Fairy Tale) in f minor Op.26 #3 "

    Prelude in c# minor Op.3 #2 Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Moment Musical in Db major Op.16 #3 "
    Polichinelle Op.3 #4 "


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    II


    Etude in d# minor Op.8 #12 Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
    Prelude for the LH in c# minor Op.9 #1 "
    Prelude in G major Op. 11 #3 "

    Four Preludes Op.33 "


    (Cello)Sonata in d minor Op.40 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)



    I expect I'll be posting most of this music (excepting Shostakovich, copyright restricted) in the Audition Room over the next two months. This turned out to be a rather cool program/selection of pieces imo. I play this program on January 28th and February 21st.
     
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    Good to see you are giving Medtner his credit due Chase ! This seems to be very fitting, seeing as Rachmaninov considered him the greatest composer of his time.

    Looking forward to your postings then ! Please post the Shostakovich as well - even if we can't perhaps put it up the site I think it's ok to have it in Audition Room so at least we can listen to it.
     
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    Hah, it's already a problem with my neighbors, since the piece already starts with a constant pounding of the lower octave B flat. It is very hard but i can handle it now... :D
     
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    Schubert's 4 Impromtus, Opus 90. Lots 'o fun and a nice break from the Chopin Etudes :p

    Pete
     
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    Man you guys are good! I suck!!

    Vallee d'Obermann from Years of Pilgrimage by Liszt
     

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