Pachelbel’s most famous work, the beautiful and hypnotic canon in D never fails to fascinate its listener. The work, originally scored for three violins and basso continuo is presented here in two very nice arrangements for piano by the distinguished Russian pianists Sergey Liapunov (1859-1924) and Lev Oborin (1907-1974). Liapunov’s version is a fairly complete transcription of Pachelbel’s original, while Oborin has shortened and simplified it to meet the needs of the beginner or intermediate pianist. Whichever version you choose, it will enable you to enter the meditative mood created by the basso ostinato in the bass – this two-bar melody in the left hand is played 28 times (12 in Oborin’s version), but be prepared to want to go on playing it forever. For the right hand, both versions are useful studies for improving essential elements of piano technique: finger, double note and chord playing, touch and articulation, voice playing, and so on.
I thought I'd start a topic to see what everyones top 5 Best Piano Songs of all time are. Don't just think classical either, don't forget some of the great songs of today.
sadly i dont know the songs of most piano songs, just what they sound like... and im having a heard time coming up with 5 great ones. 1. (I can't think of anything worthy of being the best piano song of all time) 2. Clocks 3. Dance of The Sugar-Plumb Fairy 4. Piano Man 5. 5th Symphony hopefully u guys can come up with some better ones...
Hello Pianostreet Members, I am hoping you can help me. I am a self taught piano player, so have difficulty reading music but with a lot of patience, enjoy learning medium level classic pieces. I cannot get the fingering right on the first page. I was hoping someone would be kind enough to help me? Thanks for your time reading this request. Jan from Bridgetown West Australia
Hello everyone, I've recently came across this MP3, which I would like my younger sister to play, but I can't find sheet music for it or any reference to who wrote this variation / plays it in this MP3.
Hi, I have a question about piano performance of Pachelbel Canon in D (arr. by Oborin) that is here on Pianostreet. Performance in mp3 is very bright, piano beautifully "sings". I am beginner and have only electronic piano (Korg M3, but I think that its sound is one of the best). But when I play this piece, it sounds more "muddled" than in that in mp3. I also played along with mp3 and it is big dissonance every note. I played with settings and discovered that it sound very similar when I set transpose +2 semitones. Is it possible that this piece is played transposed and not in D major? It also sounds better if I set Werkmeister temperament instead of Equal and general tune lower by 20 cents (to 435 Hz).
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