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Prokofiev: Sarcasms and Visions Fugitives

The Visions Fugitives, Sarcasms and Prokofiev’s own piano transcriptions of the March and Scherzo from his opera “The Love for Three Oranges” opus 33 have now been added to Piano Street’s sheet music library. Read more >>

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« on: January 15, 2010, 01:02:15 PM »

Hello people,

I need suggestions for romantic piece, from 6 to 9 minutes long. Liszt and Chopin primarily, but anything will be taken into consideration. Smiley
Difficulty level is not so important.

Thank you!

Kind regards,
Ante
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 04:08:37 PM »

Chopin 1st Ballade
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010, 12:17:54 AM »

Chopin

Ballades
Scherzos
Heroic Polonaise
Barcarolle

Liszt

(I apologize if my choices sound too general. I don't know much Liszt to name specific ones)

A lot of his etudes
Ballade No. 2
Many of his Hungarian Rhapsodies
Années de Pèlerinage
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Steinway & Sons Announces New Record Label

Steinway & Sons recently announced the launch of its new record label. The first release on this label, Bach On A Steinway, features keyboard masterworks by J. S. Bach as performed by pianist Jeffrey Biegel, whose extensive embellishments and ornaments in a Baroque style give the recording a unique flavor. Read more >>

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 01:50:04 PM »

Interesting... chopin 3rd ballade, heroic polonaise and liszt's harmonies du soir as my favourites... Thank you. Any more?
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 07:33:20 AM »

I'd second the Barcarolle.  From the bass note at the starting to the intensity of the music throughout, I can't get enough of this piece!  ~8 minutes I think?

I've heard the Ballades to death (3 people at my school this year are studying the same one!), but the first, second and third would be good choices.

What if you did a group of his preludes.  #13-16 would be pretty intense   Cool

Some of Liszt's 'Annes de Pelerinages' is very good.  Maybe a Petrarch Sonnet.

Also, his Funerailles (Might be a bit more than 9 minutes, depending on how fast you play it) is amazing.

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Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 08:32:56 AM »

Chopin Grand Polonaise Brilliant. But unfortunately if it is played with the Andante Spianato it is over 10 minutes, but it is Still a Thrillingly beautiful piece. I am not the inclined towards Liszt, but I absolutely adore his Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 In C sharp minor.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 10:02:55 AM »

Already played Funerailles, HR12, Petrarca and Grand Polonaise. Smiley
Group of preludes is very interesting idea!
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András Schiff Teaches Bach

András Schiff works with a student on Bach’s Second Partita for Keyboard, one of a set of six and the last group of keyboard suites Bach composed. Read more >>

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 12:14:08 PM »

A lot of potential material here..

I am very fond of the Wagner-Liszt Isolde's Liebestod and Liapunov Nocturne, op.8 (Chopinesque and with some lovely moments), both of which fit the time requirements.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 01:36:13 AM »

If you are feeling brave try Balakirev's Capriccio in D. Alternatively I would do Chopin's Ballade number 2 or Scherzo number 1. They are the least performed
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Currently rehearsing:

Chopin Ballades (all)
Rachmaninov prelude in Bb Op 23 No 2
Mozart A minor sonata K310
Prokofiev 2nd sonata
Bach WTCII no 6
Busoni tr Bach toccata in D minor
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 10:38:16 PM »

Thank you, guys! I decided to take Liszt's last three transcedental etudes. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 11:25:30 PM »

Oh, man! I didn't get in in time!

Try some Alkan! His music is hardly played, but some of his works are very good! (And no, contrary to the myth, is NOT, or is even close to impossible.) I think you would enjoy this one, Etude in C Minor Op. 39 No. 4 "Symphony, 1st movement." It sounds like the first movement of a middle or late Beethoven sonata. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPk6ZHMPpc
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Myra Hess – Piano to Combat Evil

During the war years and the blitz, Dame Myra Hess organized over one thousand concerts at the National Gallery. The Gallery had removed all the paintings, keeping just one on display each month, and thousands of people (many not regular concertgoers) came to listen, be inspired, and possibly garner a little hope from these wartime concerts. Read more >>

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