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cygnusdei
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« on: March 16, 2007, 08:52:54 AM »

Anyone familiar with the Cramer etudes? Apparently there are two collections, the 60 etudes and the 84 etudes in 4 volumes. I seem to recall my teacher mentioning these etudes along with Moszkowski or Moscheles, as intermediate assignments between Czerny and Chopin.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 09:12:03 AM »

I haven't played any of these pieces, but I do have the entire set.

Should you want any of them, let me know and I'll send them to you.


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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 09:43:23 AM »

I studied some of the Cramer before I began on the Chopin Etudes. I didn't work on them in any chronological order, my teacher just assigned them based on specific technical issues. They are about 2 pages each, so they don't drag on and on like the Czerny Op. 740. And they are a little more interesting musically. I think they have value for the student preparing for the Moszkowski studies or Chopin Etudes.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 06:32:53 PM »

He does seem to have been rather prolific in the study genre.

I have looked at some of them them and went through a few of the 16 nouvelles etudes and 12 etudes melodique.

Not to be ignored as a composer either. I have heard one of his Sonatas at it was rather nice.

I have ordered a couple of his Concerto's to look through. I think someone told me the 8th was lovely.

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